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    Document.body

    Returns the <body> or <frameset> node of the current document, or null if no such element exists.

    Syntax

    var objRef = document.body; 
    document.body = objRef;

    Example

    // in HTML: <body id="oldBodyElement"></body>
    alert(document.body.id); // "oldBodyElement"
    
    var aNewBodyElement = document.createElement("body");
    
    aNewBodyElement.id = "newBodyElement";
    document.body = aNewBodyElement;
    alert(document.body.id); // "newBodyElement"
    

    Notes

    document.body is the element that contains the content for the document. In documents with <body> contents, returns the <body> element, and in frameset documents, this returns the outermost <frameset> element.

    Though body is settable, setting a new body on a document will effectively remove all the current children of the existing <body> element.

    Specification

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    Last updated by: teoli,