Element: ariaCurrent property

Baseline 2023

Newly available

Since October 2023, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

The ariaCurrent property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-current attribute, which indicates the element that represents the current item within a container or set of related elements.


A string with one of the following values:


Represents the current page within a set of pages.


Represents the current step within a process.


Represents the current location, for example the current page in a breadcrumbs hierarchy.


Represents the current date within a collection of dates.


Represents the current time within a set of times.


Represents the current item within a set.


Does not represent the current item within a set.


In this example a set of links are used for site navigation. The aria-current attribute indicates the current page. The value page is incorporated into the screen reader announcement. Using ariaCurrent we can update that value.

    <li><a id="link-home" href="/" aria-current="page">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="/">About</a></li>
    <li><a href="/">Contact</a></li>
let el = document.getElementById("link-home");
console.log(el.ariaCurrent); // "page"
el.ariaCurrent = "tab";
console.log(el.ariaCurrent); // "tab"


Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
# dom-ariamixin-ariacurrent

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