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The HTMLContentElement interface represents a <content> HTML Element, which is used in Shadow DOM


This interface inherits the properties of HTMLElement.
Is a DOMString that reflects the select HTML attribute. The value is a comma-separated list of CSS selectors that select the content to insert in place of the <content> element.


This interface inherits the methods of HTMLElement.

Returns a static NodeList of the distributed nodes associated with this <content> element. 


Specification Status Comment
Shadow DOM
The definition of 'content' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 35 28 (28) [1] No support 26 No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 37 28.0 (28) [1] No support ? ?

[1] If Shadow DOM is not enabled in Firefox, <content> elements will behave like HTMLUnknownElement. Shadow DOM was first implemented in Firefox 28 and is behind a preference, dom.webcomponents.enabled, which is disabled by default.

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