The head read-only property of the Document interface returns the <head> element of the current document.

Syntax

var objRef = document.head;

Value

An HTMLHeadElement.

Example

<!doctype html>
<head id="my-document-head">
  <title>Example: using document.head</title>
</head>

<script>
  var theHead = document.head;

  console.log(theHead.id); // "my-document-head";

  console.log( theHead === document.querySelector("head") ); // true
</script>

Notes

document.head is read-only. Trying to assign a value to this property will fail silently or, in Strict Mode, throws a TypeError.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML5
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 11Safari Full support 5WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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Full support
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