The HTMLBaseElement interface contains the base URI for a document. This object inherits all of the properties and methods as described in the HTMLElement interface.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLBaseElement.href
Is a DOMString that reflects the href HTML attribute, containing a base URL for relative URLs in the document.
HTMLBaseElement.target
Is a DOMString that reflects the target HTML attribute, containing a default target browsing context or frame for elements that do not have a target reference specified.

Methods

No specific method; inherits attributes from its parent, HTMLElement.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLBaseElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML 5.1.
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLBaseElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLBaseElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBaseElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBaseElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
href Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
target Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?
href Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?
target Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?

See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: <base>

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