Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. 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

Properties

This interface inherits the properties of HTMLElement.

HTMLContentElement.select
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.

Methods

This interface inherits the methods of HTMLElement.

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

Specifications

This feature is no longer defined by any standards.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 35Edge ? Firefox No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 26Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 26Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
select
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 35Edge ? Firefox No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 26Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 26Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
getDistributedNodes
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 35Edge ? Firefox No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 26Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support 28 — 59
Disabled
No support 28 — 59
Disabled
Disabled From version 28 until version 59 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 26Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

 

Document Tags and Contributors

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