Deprecated since HTML5
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

applets returns an ordered list of the applets within a document.

Note: The <applet> element was removed in Gecko 56 and Chrome in late 2015. Since then, calling document.applets in those browsers always returns an empty HTMLCollection. Removal is being considered in WebKit and Edge.


nodeList = document.applets 


// ( When you know the second applet is the one you want ) 
my_java_app = document.applets[1];


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.applets' in that specification.
Living Standard Obsoleted.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'Document.applets' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

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