Element: ariaSelected property

The ariaSelected property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-selected attribute, which indicates the current "selected" state of elements that have a selected state.


A string with one of the following values:


The item is selected.


The item is not selected.


The item is not


In this example the aria-selected attribute on the element with an ID of tab-id is set to "true". Using ariaSelected we update the value to "false".

<button role="tab" aria-selected="true" aria-controls="tabpanel-id" id="tab-id">
  Tab label
let el = document.getElementById("tab-id");
console.log(el.ariaSelected); // true
el.ariaSelected = "false";
console.log(el.ariaSelected); // false


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

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