The HTMLDataListElement interface provides special properties (beyond the HTMLElement object interface it also has available to it by inheritance) to manipulate <datalist> elements and their content.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement

HTMLDataListElement.options Read only
Is a HTMLCollection representing a collection of the contained option elements.


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


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLDataListElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLDataListElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <datalist>

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