Document.childElementCount

The Document.childElementCount read-only property returns the number of child elements of the document.

To get the number of children of a specific element, see Element.childElementCount.

Syntax

document.childElementCount;

Example

document.children;
// HTMLCollection, usually containing an <html> element, the document's only child

document.childElementCount;
// 1

Specifications

Specification
DOM
The definition of 'ParentNode.childElementCount' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also