HTMLBodyElement

The HTMLBodyElement interface provides special properties (beyond those inherited from the regular HTMLElement interface) for manipulating <body> elements.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement and from WindowEventHandlers.

HTMLBodyElement.aLink This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the color of active hyperlinks.
HTMLBodyElement.background This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the description of the location of the background image resource. Note that this is not an URI, though some older version of some browsers do expect it.
HTMLBodyElement.bgColor This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the background color for the document.
HTMLBodyElement.link This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the color of unvisited links.
HTMLBodyElement.text This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the foreground color of text.
HTMLBodyElement.vLink This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Is a DOMString that represents the color of visited links.

Methods

No specific methods; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement, and from WindowEventHandlers.

Event handlers

No specific event handlers; inherits event handlers from its parent, HTMLElement and from WindowEventHandlers.

WindowEventHandlers.onafterprint
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the afterprint event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onbeforeprint
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the beforeprint event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onbeforeunload
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the beforeunload event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onhashchange
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the hashchange event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onlanguagechange This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the languagechange event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onmessage
Is an EventHandler called whenever an object receives a message event.
WindowEventHandlers.onmessageerror
Is an eventHandler called whenever an object receives a messageerror event.
WindowEventHandlers.onoffline
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the offline event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.ononline
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the online event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onpagehide
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pagehide event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onpageshow
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the pageshow event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onpopstate
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the popstate event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onrejectionhandled
An EventHandler representing the code executed when the rejectionhandled event is raised, indicating that a Promise was rejected and the rejection has been handled.
GlobalEventHandlers.onresize
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the resize event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onstorage
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the storage event is raised.
WindowEventHandlers.onunhandledrejection
An EventHandler representing the code executed when the unhandledrejection event is raised, indicating that a Promise was rejected but the rejection was not handled.
WindowEventHandlers.onunload
Is an EventHandler representing the code to be called when the unload event is raised.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLBodyElement' in that specification.
Living Standard Technically, the event-related properties onafterprint, onbeforeprint, onbeforeunload, onblur, onerror, onfocus, onhashchange, onlanguagechange, onload, onmessage, onoffline, ononline, onpopstate, onresize, onstorage, and onunload, have been moved to WindowEventHandlers. HTMLBodyElement implements this interface.
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLBodyElement' in that specification.
Recommendation
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLBodyElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The following properties are now obsolete: aLink, bgColor, background, link, text, and vLink.
The following properties have been added: onafterprint, onbeforeprint, onbeforeunload, onblur, onerror, onfocus, onhashchange, onload, onmessage, onoffline, ononline, onpopstate, onresize, onstorage, and onunload.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBodyElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLBodyElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also