Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

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.


This feature is no longer defined by any standards.

Browser compatibility

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