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Element.id

 

The Element.id property represents the element's identifier, reflecting the id global attribute.

It must be unique in a document, and is often used to retrieve the element using getElementById. Other common usages of id include using the element's ID as a selector when styling the document with CSS.

Note: identifiers are case-sensitive, but you should avoid creating IDs that differ only in the capitalization (see Case sensitivity in class and id names).

Syntax

var idStr = elt.id; // Get the id.
elt.id = idStr; // Set the id
  • idStr is the identifier of the element.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'id' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'id' in that specification.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'id' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

  • The DOM id global attribute.

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Last updated by: Jeremie,
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