The Document.close() method finishes writing to a document, opened with Document.open().

Syntax

document.close();

Example

// Open a document to write to it
document.open();

// Write the content of the document
document.write("<p>The one and only content.</p>");

// Close the document
document.close();

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
closeChrome Full support 45
Notes
Full support 45
Notes
Notes Before Chrome 64, this method was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 45
Notes
Full support 45
Notes
Notes Before Chrome 64, this method was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Chrome Android Full support 45
Notes
Full support 45
Notes
Notes Before Chrome 64, this method was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

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