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The Document interface represents any web page loaded in the browser and serves as an entry point into the web page's content, which is the DOM tree. The DOM tree includes elements such as <body> and <table>, among many others. It provides functionality globally to the document, like how to obtain the page's URL and create new elements in the document.

The Document interface describes the common properties and methods for any kind of document. Depending on the document's type (e.g. HTML, XML, SVG, …), a larger API is available: HTML documents, served with the "text/html" content type, also implement the HTMLDocument interface, whereas XML and SVG documents implement the XMLDocument interface.

Constructor

Document()
Creates a new Document object.

Properties

This interface also inherits from the Node and EventTarget interfaces.

Document.anchors Read only
Returns a list of all of the anchors in the document.
Document.body
Returns the <body> or <frameset> node of the current document.
Document.characterSet Read only
Returns the character set being used by the document.
Document.compatMode Read only
Indicates whether the document is rendered in quirks or strict mode.
Document.contentType Read only
Returns the Content-Type from the MIME Header of the current document.
Document.doctype Read only
Returns the Document Type Definition (DTD) of the current document.
Document.documentElement Read only
Returns the Element that is a direct child of the document. For HTML documents, this is normally the HTMLElement element.
Document.documentURI Read only
Returns the document location as a string.
Document.embeds Read only
Returns a list of the embedded <embed> elements within the current document.
Document.forms Read only
Returns a list of the <form> elements within the current document.
Document.head Read only
Returns the <head> element of the current document.
Document.hidden Read only
Document.images Read only
Returns a list of the images in the current document.
Document.implementation Read only
Returns the DOM implementation associated with the current document.
Document.lastStyleSheetSet Read only
Returns the name of the style sheet set that was last enabled. Has the value null until the style sheet is changed by setting the value of selectedStyleSheetSet.
Document.links Read only
Returns a list of all the hyperlinks in the document.
Document.mozSyntheticDocument
Returns a Boolean that is true only if this document is synthetic, such as a standalone image, video, audio file, or the like.
Document.mozFullScreenElement Read only  
The element that's currently in full screen mode for this document.
Document.mozFullScreenEnabled Read only
true if calling Element.mozRequestFullscreen() would succeed in the curent document.
Document.plugins Read only
Returns a list of the available plugins.
Document.preferredStyleSheetSet Read only
Returns the preferred style sheet set as specified by the page author.
Document.scripts Read only
Returns all the <script> elements on the document.
Document.scrollingElement Read only
Returns a reference to the Element that scrolls the document.
Document.selectedStyleSheetSet
Returns which style sheet set is currently in use.
Document.styleSheetSets Read only
Returns a list of the style sheet sets available on the document.
Document.timeline Read only
Document.undoManager Read only
Document.visibilityState Read only

Returns a string denoting the visibility state of the document. Possible values are visiblehiddenprerender, and unloaded.

The Document interface is extended with the ParentNode interface:

ParentNode.childElementCount Read only
Returns the number of children of this ParentNode which are elements.
ParentNode.children Read only
Returns a live HTMLCollection containing all of the Element objects that are children of this ParentNode, omitting all of its non-element nodes.
ParentNode.firstElementChild Read only
Returns the first node which is both a child of this ParentNode and is also an Element, or null if there is none.
ParentNode.lastElementChild Read only
Returns the last node which is both a child of this ParentNode and is an Element, or null if there is none.

Extensions for HTMLDocument

The Document interface for HTML documents inherits from the HTMLDocument interface or, since HTML5,  is extended for such documents.

Document.cookie
Returns a semicolon-separated list of the cookies for that document or sets a single cookie.
Document.defaultView Read only
Returns a reference to the window object.
Document.designMode
Gets/sets the ability to edit the whole document.
Document.dir Read only
Gets/sets directionality (rtl/ltr) of the document.
Document.domain
Gets/sets the domain of the current document.
Document.lastModified Read only
Returns the date on which the document was last modified.
Document.location Read only
Returns the URI of the current document.
Document.readyState Read only  
Returns loading status of the document.
Document.referrer Read only
Returns the URI of the page that linked to this page.
Document.title
Sets or gets the title of the current document.
Document.URL Read only
Returns the document location as a string.

Properties included from DocumentOrShadowRoot

The Document interface includes the following properties defined on the DocumentOrShadowRoot mixin. Note that this is currently only implemented by Chrome; other browsers still implement them directly on the Document interface.

DocumentOrShadowRoot.activeElement Read only
Returns the Element within the shadow tree that has focus.
Document.fullscreenElement Read only
The element that's currently in full screen mode for this document.
DocumentOrShadowRoot.pointerLockElement Read only
Returns the element set as the target for mouse events while the pointer is locked. null if lock is pending, pointer is unlocked, or if the target is in another document.
DocumentOrShadowRoot.styleSheets Read only
Returns a StyleSheetList of CSSStyleSheet objects for stylesheets explicitly linked into, or embedded in a document.

Event handlers

Document.onafterscriptexecute
Represents the event handling code for the afterscriptexecute event.
Document.onbeforescriptexecute
Represents the event handling code for the beforescriptexecute event.
Document.oncopy
Represents the event handling code for the copy event.
Document.oncut
Represents the event handling code for the cut event.
Document.onfullscreenchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the fullscreenchange event is raised.
Document.onfullscreenerror
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the fullscreenerror event is raised.
Document.onpaste
Represents the event handling code for the paste event.
Document.onpointerlockchange
Represents the event handling code for the pointerlockchange event.
Document.onpointerlockerror
Represents the event handling code for the pointerlockerror event.
Document.onreadystatechange
Represents the event handling code for the readystatechange event.
Document.onselectionchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the selectionchange event is raised.
Document.onvisibilitychange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the visibilitychange event is raised.
Document.onwheel
Represents the event handling code for the wheel event.

The Document interface is extended with the GlobalEventHandlers interface:

GlobalEventHandlers.onabort
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the abort event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onanimationcancel
An EventHandler called when an animationcancel event is sent, indicating that a running CSS animation has been canceled.
GlobalEventHandlers.onanimationend
An EventHandler called when an animationend event is sent, indicating that a CSS animation has stopped playing.
GlobalEventHandlers.onanimationiteration
An EventHandler called when an animationiteration event has been sent, indicating that a CSS animation has begun playing a new iteration of the animation sequence.
GlobalEventHandlers.onanimationstart
An EventHandler called when an animationstart event is sent, indicating that a CSS animation has started playing.
GlobalEventHandlers.onauxclick
An EventHandler called when an auxclick event is sent, indicating that a non-primary button has been pressed on an input device (e.g. a middle mouse button).
GlobalEventHandlers.onblur
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the blur event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onerror
Is an OnErrorEventHandler representing the code to be called when the error event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onfocus
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the focus event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oncancel
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the cancel event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oncanplay
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the canplay event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oncanplaythrough
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the canplaythrough event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the change event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onclick
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the click event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onclose
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the close event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oncontextmenu
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the contextmenu event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oncuechange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the cuechange event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondblclick
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dblclick event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondrag
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the drag event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragend
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragend event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragenter
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragenter event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragexit
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragexit event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragleave
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragleave event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragover
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragover event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondragstart
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the dragstart event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondrop
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the drop event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ondurationchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the durationchange event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onemptied
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the emptied event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onended
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the ended event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ongotpointercapture

Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the gotpointercapture event type is raised.

GlobalEventHandlers.oninput
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the input event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.oninvalid
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the invalid event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onkeydown
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the keydown event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onkeypress
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the keypress event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onkeyup
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the keyup event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onload
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the load event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onloadeddata
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the loadeddata event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onloadedmetadata
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the loadedmetadata event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onloadend
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the loadend event is raised (when progress has stopped on the loading of a resource.)
GlobalEventHandlers.onloadstart
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the loadstart event is raised (when progress has begun on the loading of a resource.)
GlobalEventHandlers.onlostpointercapture

Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the lostpointercapture event type is raised.

GlobalEventHandlers.onmousedown
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mousedown event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmouseenter
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mouseenter event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmouseleave
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mouseleave event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmousemove
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mousemove event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmouseout
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mouseout event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmouseover
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mouseover event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmouseup
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mouseup event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onmousewheel
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the mousewheel event is raised. Deprecated. Use onwheel instead.
GlobalEventHandlers.onwheel
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the wheel event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpause
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pause event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onplay
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the play event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onplaying
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the playing event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerdown
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerdown event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointermove
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointermove event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerup
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerup event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointercancel
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointercancel event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerover
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerover event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerout
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerout event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerenter
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerevent event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerleave
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerleave event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerlockchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerlockchange event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onpointerlockerror
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pointerlockerror event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onprogress
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the progress event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onratechange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the ratechange event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onreset
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the reset event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onscroll
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the scroll event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onseeked
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the seeked event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onseeking
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the seeking event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onselect
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the select event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onselectstart
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the selectionchange event is raised, i.e. when the user starts to make a new text selection on a web page.
GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the selectionchange event is raised, i.e. when the text selected on a web page changes.
GlobalEventHandlers.onshow
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the show event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onsort
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the sort event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onstalled
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the stalled event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onsubmit
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the submit event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onsuspend
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the suspend event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontimeupdate
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the timeupdate event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.onvolumechange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the volumechange event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontouchcancel
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the touchcancel event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontouchend
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the touchend event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontouchmove
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the touchmove event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontouchstart
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the touchstart event is raised.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontransitioncancel
An EventHandler called when a transitioncancel event is sent, indicating that a CSS transition has been cancelled.
GlobalEventHandlers.ontransitionend
An EventHandler called when a transitionend event is sent, indicating that a CSS transition has finished playing.
GlobalEventHandlers.onwaiting
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the waiting event is raised.

Deprecated properties

Document.alinkColor
Returns or sets the color of active links in the document body.
Document.all
Provides access to all elements in the document. This is a legacy, non-standard property and should not be used.
Document.applets Read only
Returns an ordered list of the applets within a document.
Document.async
Used with Document.load to indicate an asynchronous request.
Document.bgColor
Gets/sets the background color of the current document.
Document.charset Read only
Alias of Document.characterSet. Use this property instead.
Document.domConfig
Should return a DOMConfiguration object.
document.fgColor
Gets/sets the foreground color, or text color, of the current document.
Document.fullscreen
true when the document is in full-screen mode.
Document.height
Gets/sets the height of the current document.
Document.inputEncoding Read only
Alias of Document.characterSet. Use this property instead.
Document.linkColor
Gets/sets the color of hyperlinks in the document.
Document.vlinkColor
Gets/sets the color of visited hyperlinks.
Document.width
Returns the width of the current document.
Document.xmlEncoding
Returns the encoding as determined by the XML declaration.
Document.xmlStandalone Obsolete since Gecko 10.0
Returns true if the XML declaration specifies the document to be standalone (e.g., An external part of the DTD affects the document's content), else false.
Document.xmlVersion Obsolete since Gecko 10.0
Returns the version number as specified in the XML declaration or "1.0" if the declaration is absent.

Methods

This interface also inherits from the Node and EventTarget interfaces.

Document.adoptNode()
Adopt node from an external document.
Document.captureEvents()
See Window.captureEvents.
Document.caretRangeFromPoint()
Gets a Range object for the document fragment under the specified coordinates.
Document.createAttribute()
Creates a new Attr object and returns it.
Document.createAttributeNS()
Creates a new attribute node in a given namespace and returns it.
Document.createCDATASection()
Creates a new CDATA node and returns it.
Document.createComment()
Creates a new comment node and returns it.
Document.createDocumentFragment()
Creates a new document fragment.
Document.createElement()
Creates a new element with the given tag name.
Document.createElementNS()
Creates a new element with the given tag name and namespace URI.
Document.createEntityReference()
Creates a new entity reference object and returns it.
Document.createEvent()
Creates an event object.
Document.createNodeIterator()
Creates a NodeIterator object.
Document.createProcessingInstruction()
Creates a new ProcessingInstruction object.
Document.createRange()
Creates a Range object.
Document.createTextNode()
Creates a text node.
Document.createTouch()
Creates a Touch object.
Document.createTouchList()
Creates a TouchList object.
Document.createTreeWalker()
Creates a TreeWalker object.
Document.enableStyleSheetsForSet()
Enables the style sheets for the specified style sheet set.
Document.exitPointerLock()
Release the pointer lock.
Document.getAnimations()
Returns an array of all Animation objects currently in effect, whose target elements are descendants of the document.
Document.getElementsByClassName()
Returns a list of elements with the given class name.
Document.getElementsByTagName()
Returns a list of elements with the given tag name.
Document.getElementsByTagNameNS()
Returns a list of elements with the given tag name and namespace.
Document.importNode()
Returns a clone of a node from an external document.
Document.normalizeDocument()
Replaces entities, normalizes text nodes, etc.
Document.releaseCapture()
Releases the current mouse capture if it's on an element in this document.
Document.releaseEvents()
See Window.releaseEvents().
Document.routeEvent() Obsolete since Gecko 24
See Window.routeEvent().
Document.mozSetImageElement()
Allows you to change the element being used as the background image for a specified element ID.

The Document interface is extended with the ParentNode interface:

document.getElementById(String id)
Returns an object reference to the identified element.
document.querySelector(String selector)
Returns the first Element node within the document, in document order, that matches the specified selectors.
document.querySelectorAll(String selector)
Returns a list of all the Element nodes within the document that match the specified selectors.

The Document interface is extended with the XPathEvaluator interface:

document.createExpression(String expression, XPathNSResolver resolver)
Compiles an XPathExpression which can then be used for (repeated) evaluations.
document.createNSResolver(Node resolver)
Creates an XPathNSResolver object.
document.evaluate(String expression, Node contextNode, XPathNSResolver resolver, Number type, Object result)
Evaluates an XPath expression.

Extension for HTML documents

The Document interface for HTML documents inherit from the HTMLDocument interface or, since HTML5,  is extended for such documents:

document.clear()
In majority of modern browsers, including recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer, this method does nothing.
document.close()
Closes a document stream for writing.
document.execCommand(String command[, Boolean showUI[, String value]])
On an editable document, executes a formating command.
document.getElementsByName(String name)
Returns a list of elements with the given name.
document.hasFocus()
Returns true if the focus is currently located anywhere inside the specified document.
document.open()
Opens a document stream for writing.
document.queryCommandEnabled(String command)
Returns true if the formating command can be executed on the current range.
document.queryCommandIndeterm(String command)
Returns true if the formating command is in an indeterminate state on the current range.
document.queryCommandState(String command)
Returns true if the formating command has been executed on the current range.
document.queryCommandSupported(String command)
Returns true if the formating command is supported on the current range.
document.queryCommandValue(String command)
Returns the current value of the current range for a formating command.
document.write(String text)
Writes text in a document.
document.writeln(String text)
Writes a line of text in a document.

Methods included from DocumentOrShadowRoot

The Document interface includes the following methods defined on the DocumentOrShadowRoot mixin. Note that this is currently only implemented by Chrome; other browsers still implement them on the Document interface.

DocumentOrShadowRoot.getSelection()
Returns a Selection object representing the range of text selected by the user, or the current position of the caret.
DocumentOrShadowRoot.elementFromPoint()
Returns the topmost element at the specified coordinates.
DocumentOrShadowRoot.elementsFromPoint()
Returns an array of all elements at the specified coordinates.
DocumentOrShadowRoot.caretPositionFromPoint()
Returns a CaretPosition object containing the DOM node containing the caret, and caret's character offset within that node.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Page Visibility (Second Edition)
The definition of 'onvisibilitychange' in that specification.
Recommendation Adds onvisibilitychange.
Selection API
The definition of 'Extend Document and GlobalEventHandlers' in that specification.
Working Draft Adds onselectstart and onselectionchange.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition for the interface
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Obsolete Supersede DOM 1
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Obsolete Supersede DOM 2
DOM
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Living Standard Intend to supersede DOM 3
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Living Standard Turn the HTMLDocument interface into a Document extension.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification
The definition of 'XPathEvaluator' in that specification.
Recommendation Define the XPathEvaluator interface which extend document.
Page Visibility (Second Edition)
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Recommendation Extend the Document interface with the visibilityState and hidden attributes
HTML Editing APIs
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Extend the Document interface
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Working Draft Extend the Document interface
CSS Object Model (CSSOM)
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Working Draft Extend the Document interface
Pointer Lock
The definition of 'Document' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Extend the Document interface

Browser compatibility notes

Firefox notes

Mozilla defines a set of non-standard properties made only for XUL content:

document.currentScript
Returns the <script> element that is currently executing.
document.documentURIObject
(Mozilla add-ons only!) Returns the nsIURI object representing the URI of the document. This property only has special meaning in privileged JavaScript code (with UniversalXPConnect privileges).
document.popupNode
Returns the node upon which a popup was invoked.
document.tooltipNode
Returns the node which is the target of the current tooltip.

Mozilla also define some non-standard methods:

document.execCommandShowHelp Obsolete since Gecko 14.0
This method never did anything and always threw an exception, so it was removed in Gecko 14.0 (Firefox 14.0 / Thunderbird 14.0 / SeaMonkey 2.11).
document.getBoxObjectFor
Use the Element.getBoundingClientRect() method instead.
document.loadOverlay
Loads a XUL overlay dynamically. This only works in XUL documents.
document.queryCommandText Obsolete since Gecko 14.0
This method never did anything but throw an exception, and was removed in Gecko 14.0 (Firefox 14.0 / Thunderbird 14.0 / SeaMonkey 2.11).

Internet Explorer notes

Microsoft defines some non-standard properties:

document.fileSize*
Returns size in bytes of the document. Starting with Internet Explorer 11, that property is no longer supported. See MSDN.
Internet Explorer does not support all methods from the Node interface in the Document interface:
document.contains
As a work-around, document.body.contains() can be used.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Document() constructor60 ? ? ?47 ?
URL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
adoptNode Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
alinkColor Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
all Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
anchors Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
applets Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
async No ? No ? ? ?
bgColor Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
body1 Yes2169.64
captureEvents Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
caretRangeFromPoint431220 No15 Yes
characterSet

45

Yes2 3

Yes4

Yes

Yes3

?4

Yes

443

Yes4

?

?3

?4

?

?3

?4

?

93

?4

clear Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
close Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
compatMode Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
contains Yes ? Yes No ? ?
contentType Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
cookie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
createAttribute Yes Yes

44

4 — 445

Yes Yes Yes
createAttributeNS Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createCDATASection Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createComment Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createDocumentFragment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
createElement Yes Yes Yes6 Yes Yes Yes
createElementNS Yes Yes Yes6 Yes Yes Yes
createEntityReference No ? No ? ? ?
createEvent Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createExpression Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createNSResolver Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createNodeIterator Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createProcessingInstruction Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createRange Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createTextNode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
createTouch

22 — 66

597

Yes18 No Yes — 53 No
createTouchList22 Yes18 No No No
createTreeWalker4 Yes2993
currentScript29 Yes4 No168
defaultView Yes Yes Yes9 Yes Yes
designMode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
dir Yes Yes Yes8 Yes ? ?
doctype Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
documentElement Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
documentURI Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
documentURIObject No No Yes — 579 No No No
domConfig No ? No ? ? ?
domain Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
embeds Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
enableStyleSheetsForSet No ? Yes ? ? ?
evaluate1 Yes1.5 No95
execCommand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
execCommandShowHelp No No Yes — 1410 No No No
exitFullscreen

45

Yes webkit

?

911

4912

? ? ?
exitPointerLock

Yes

Yes webkit

Yes

50

Yes moz

? ? ?
fgColor Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
fileSize No No No Yes — 11 No No
forms Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
fullscreen Yes13 ?

914

4912

? ? Yes13
fullscreenEnabled

45

Yes -webkit

?

4716

10 moz

? ? ?
getAnimations No No No17 No No No
getBoxObjectFor No No Yes —? No No No
getElementById1 Yes15.571
getElementsByClassName Yes Yes49 Yes Yes
getElementsByName Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
getElementsByTagName Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
getElementsByTagNameNS Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
hasFocus30 Yes36 No Yes
head Yes Yes49115
height No ? No ? ? ?
hidden

33

13 webkit

Yes

1818

10 — 52 -moz-

1012.17
images Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
implementation Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
importNode Yes Yes499 Yes
lastModified Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
lastStyleSheetSet No ? Yes ? ? ?
linkColor Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
links Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
loadOverlay No No Yes19 20 No No No
location Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mozSetImageElement No No No No No No
mozSyntheticDocument No No No No No No
normalizeDocument No ? No ? ? ?
onafterscriptexecute No ? Yes ? ? ?
onbeforescriptexecute No ? Yes ? ? ?
oncopy Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
oncut Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onfullscreenchange45 ?4716 ? ? ?
onfullscreenerror45 ?4716 ? ? ?
onpaste Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onpointerlockchange Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onpointerlockerror Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onreadystatechange Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onselectionchange49 Yes4521 22 ? ? ?
onvisibilitychange

33

13 webkit

Yes561012.1237
open Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
origin41 ? No Yes Yes ?
plugins Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
popupNode No No Yes19 No No No
preferredStyleSheetSet Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
queryCommandEnabled17 Yes

41

9 — 4124

4 ? ?
queryCommandIndeterm Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
queryCommandState Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
queryCommandSupported17 Yes

41

9 — 4125

4 ? ?
queryCommandText No No Yes — 1410 No No No
queryCommandValue Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
querySelector1 Yes3.58103.2
querySelectorAll1 Yes3.58103.2
readyState Yes Yes4

926

827

11285
referrer Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
releaseCapture No ? Yes ? ? ?
releaseEvents Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
routeEvent No ? No ? ? ?
scripts Yes Yes94 Yes Yes
scrollingElement44 Yes

48

47 — 4829

No319
selectedStyleSheetSet Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
styleSheetSets No ? Yes ? ? ?
timeline No No No30 Yes Yes Yes
title Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
tooltipNode No No Yes19 No No No
undoManager No ? No ? ? ?
visibilityState

33

13 webkit

?

18

10 — 52 -moz-

1012.1237
vlinkColor No ? Yes ? ? ?
width No ? No ? ? ?
write Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
writeln Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
xmlEncoding Yes ? No ? ? ?
xmlStandalone Yes ? No ? ? ?
xmlVersion Yes ? No ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Document() constructor6060 ? ?47 ? ?
URL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
adoptNode Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
alinkColor Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
all Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
anchors Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
applets Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
async No No ? No ? ? ?
bgColor Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
body Yes Yes Yes Yes1 Yes5 ?
captureEvents Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
caretRangeFromPoint4343122015 Yes ?
characterSet

45

Yes3

Yes4

45

Yes3

Yes4

Yes

Yes3

?4

Yes

443

Yes4

?

?3

?4

?

?3

?4

?
clear Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
close Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
compatMode Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
contains Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
contentType Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
cookie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
createAttribute Yes Yes Yes

44

4 — 445

Yes Yes ?
createAttributeNS Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createCDATASection Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createComment Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createDocumentFragment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
createElement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
createElementNS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
createEntityReference No No ? No ? ? ?
createEvent Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createExpression Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createNSResolver Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createNodeIterator Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createProcessingInstruction Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createRange Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
createTextNode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ?
createTouch

22 — 66

597

22 — 66

597

Yes6 Yes — 53 Yes ?
createTouchList2222 Yes6 Yes Yes ?
createTreeWalker Yes Yes Yes493 ?
currentScript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes8 ?
defaultView Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
designMode Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
dir Yes Yes Yes Yes8 ? ? ?
doctype Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
documentElement Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
documentURI Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ?
documentURIObject No No No Yes — 579 No No ?
domConfig No No ? No ? ? ?
domain Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
embeds Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
enableStyleSheetsForSet No No ? Yes ? ? ?
evaluate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
execCommand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
execCommandShowHelp No No No Yes — 1410 No No ?
exitFullscreen

45

Yes webkit

45

Yes webkit

?

911

4912

? ? ?
exitPointerLock

Yes

Yes webkit

Yes

Yes webkit

Yes

50

Yes moz

? ? ?
fgColor Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
fileSize No No No No No No ?
forms Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
fullscreen ? Yes13 ?

915

4912

? ? ?
fullscreenEnabled

45

Yes -webkit

45

Yes -webkit

?

4716

10 moz

? ? ?
getAnimations No No No No No No ?
getBoxObjectFor No No No No No No ?
getElementById11 Yes Yes61 ?
getElementsByClassName Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?
getElementsByName Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
getElementsByTagName Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
getElementsByTagNameNS Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
hasFocus Yes Yes Yes4 No Yes ?
head Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?
height No No ? No ? ? ?
hidden Yes Yes Yes

1818

10 — 52 -moz-

12.17 ?
images Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
implementation Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
importNode Yes Yes1249 Yes ?
lastModified Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
lastStyleSheetSet No No ? Yes ? ? ?
linkColor Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
links Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
loadOverlay No No No No No No ?
location Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
mozSetImageElement No No No No No No ?
mozSyntheticDocument No No No No No No ?
normalizeDocument No No ? No ? ? ?
onafterscriptexecute No No ? Yes ? ? ?
onbeforescriptexecute No No ? Yes ? ? ?
oncopy Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
oncut Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onfullscreenchange4545 ?4716 ? ? ?
onfullscreenerror4545 ?4716 ? ? ?
onpaste Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onpointerlockchange Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onpointerlockerror Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onreadystatechange Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
onselectionchange4949 Yes4521 22 ? ? ?
onvisibilitychange3333 Yes5612.1237 ?
open Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
origin Yes41 ? No Yes ? ?
plugins Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
popupNode No No No No No No ?
preferredStyleSheetSet Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
queryCommandEnabled Yes Yes Yes

41

9 — 4124

? ? ?
queryCommandIndeterm Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
queryCommandState Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
queryCommandSupported Yes Yes Yes

41

9 — 4125

? ? ?
queryCommandText No No No Yes — 1410 No No ?
queryCommandValue Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
querySelector Yes Yes Yes Yes103.2 ?
querySelectorAll Yes Yes Yes Yes10 Yes ?
readyState Yes Yes Yes411285 ?
referrer Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
releaseCapture No No ? Yes ? ? ?
releaseEvents Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
routeEvent No No ? No ? ? ?
scripts Yes Yes Yes9 Yes Yes ?
scrollingElement4444 Yes Yes319 ?
selectedStyleSheetSet Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
styleSheetSets No No ? Yes ? ? ?
timeline No No No No30 Yes Yes ?
title Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
tooltipNode No No No No No No ?
undoManager No No ? No ? ? ?
visibilityState3333 ?

18

10 — 52 -moz-

12.1237 ?
vlinkColor No No ? Yes ? ? ?
width No No ? No ? ? ?
write Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
writeln Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
xmlEncoding Yes Yes ? No ? ? ?
xmlStandalone Yes Yes ? No ? ? ?
xmlVersion Yes Yes ? No ? ? ?

1. The body property was implemented on the HTMLDocument interface in Firefox for a long time, hence document.body would not return the <body> element if the document's Content-Type was not set to text/html or application/xhtml+xml (or if it came from DOMParser.parseFromString without the text/html type being used). This has been fixed in Firefox 60.

2. charset alias was made read-only in 45.

3. Supported as charset.

4. Supported as inputEncoding.

5. The parameter was not converted to its lowercase variant.

6. Doesn't conform to the DOM spec for XUL and XHTML documents: localName and namespaceURI are not set to null on the created element.

7. All parameters optional

8. Incorrect behavior before Firefox 23.

9. Available only to legacy extensions.

10. This method never did anything and always threw an exception.

11. Supported as mozCancelFullScreen.

12. From version 49: this feature is behind the full-screen-api.unprefix.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

13. Supported as webkitIsFullScreen.

14. Supported as mozFullScreen.

15. Supported as mozFullSreen.

16. From version 47: this feature is behind the full-screen-api.unprefix.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

17. Currently available only in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Developer Edition.

18. Since Firefox 56 it also returns true on Mac when the window is completely hidden by another non-translucent application.

19. Available only to XUL documents.

20. See bug 1449791

21. Flag not necessary on Nightly

22. From version 45: this feature is behind the dom.select_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

23. Doesn't fire the visibilitychange event when the browser window is minimized, nor when hidden is set to true.

24. queryCommandEnabled with arguments cut, copy or paste would throw errors unless the script had special privileges.

25. paste argument incorrectly returned true when the paste feature was available but the calling script had insufficient privileges to actually perform the action.

26. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 have bugs where the 'interactive' state can be fired too early before the document has finished parsing.

27. Only supports 'complete'.

28. Opera Presto fires 'complete' late after the 'load' event (in an incorrect order as per HTML5 standard specification).

29. From version 47 until version 48 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.document.scrollingElement.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

30. Currently only supported in Firefox Nightly (version 48).