This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

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The Element.shadowRoot read-only property represents the shadow root hosted by the element. Use Element.attachShadow to add a shadow root to an existing element.


var shadowroot = element.shadowRoot; 


A ShadowRoot.


Specification Status Comment
Shadow DOM
The definition of 'attachShadow()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 53.0 No support No support ? No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 53.0 No support ? ? ? ? 53.0

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