HTMLElement

The HTMLElement interface represents any HTML element. Some elements directly implement this interface, while others implement it via an interface that inherits it.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, Element.

HTMLElement.accessKey

A string representing the access key assigned to the element.

HTMLElement.accessKeyLabel Read only

Returns a string containing the element's assigned access key.

HTMLElement.attributeStyleMap Read only

A StylePropertyMap representing the declarations of the element's style attribute.

HTMLElement.contentEditable

A string, where a value of true means the element is editable and a value of false means it isn't.

HTMLElement.isContentEditable Read only

Returns a boolean value indicating whether or not the content of the element can be edited.

HTMLElement.contextMenu Deprecated

A HTMLMenuElement representing the contextual menu associated with the element. It may be null.

HTMLElement.dataset Read only

Returns a DOMStringMap with which script can read and write the element's custom data attributes (data-*) .

HTMLElement.dir

A string, reflecting the dir global attribute, representing the directionality of the element. Possible values are "ltr", "rtl", and "auto".

HTMLElement.draggable

A boolean value indicating if the element can be dragged.

HTMLElement.enterkeyhint

A string defining what action label (or icon) to present for the enter key on virtual keyboards.

HTMLElement.hidden

A boolean value indicating if the element is hidden or not.

HTMLElement.inert

A boolean value indicating whether the user agent must act as though the given node is absent for the purposes of user interaction events, in-page text searches ("find in page"), and text selection.

HTMLElement.innerText

Represents the rendered text content of a node and its descendants. As a getter, it approximates the text the user would get if they highlighted the contents of the element with the cursor and then copied it to the clipboard. As a setter, it replaces the content inside the selected element, converting any line breaks into <br> elements.

HTMLElement.lang

A string representing the language of an element's attributes, text, and element contents.

HTMLElement.noModule

A boolean value indicating whether an import script can be executed in user agents that support module scripts.

HTMLElement.nonce

Returns the cryptographic number used once that is used by Content Security Policy to determine whether a given fetch will be allowed to proceed.

HTMLElement.offsetHeight Read only

Returns a double containing the height of an element, relative to the layout.

HTMLElement.offsetLeft Read only

Returns a double, the distance from this element's left border to its offsetParent's left border.

HTMLElement.offsetParent Read only

An Element that is the element from which all offset calculations are currently computed.

HTMLElement.offsetTop Read only

Returns a double, the distance from this element's top border to its offsetParent's top border.

HTMLElement.offsetWidth Read only

Returns a double containing the width of an element, relative to the layout.

HTMLElement.outerText

Represents the rendered text content of a node and its descendants. As a getter, it is the same as HTMLElement.innerText (it represents the rendered text content of an element and its descendants). As a setter, it replaces the selected node and its contents with the given value, converting any line breaks into <br> elements.

HTMLElement.properties Experimental Read only

Returns a HTMLPropertiesCollection

HTMLElement.spellcheck

A boolean value that controls spell-checking. It is present on all HTML elements, though it doesn't have an effect on all of them.

HTMLElement.style

A CSSStyleDeclaration representing the declarations of the element's style attribute.

HTMLElement.tabIndex

A long representing the position of the element in the tabbing order.

HTMLElement.title

A string containing the text that appears in a popup box when mouse is over the element.

HTMLElement.translate Experimental

A boolean value representing the translation.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, Element.

HTMLElement.attachInternals() Experimental

Returns an ElementInternals object, and enables a custom element to participate in HTML forms.

HTMLElement.blur()

Removes keyboard focus from the currently focused element.

HTMLElement.click()

Sends a mouse click event to the element.

HTMLElement.focus()

Makes the element the current keyboard focus.

Events

Listen to these events using addEventListener() or by assigning an event listener to the oneventname property of this interface.

copy

Fired when the user initiates a copy action through the browser's user interface.

cut

Fired when the user initiates a cut action through the browser's user interface.

paste

Fired when the user initiates a paste action through the browser's user interface.

invalid

Fired when an element does not satisfy its constraints during constraint validation.

Animation events

animationcancel

Fired when an animation unexpectedly aborts.

animationend

Fired when an animation has completed normally.

animationiteration

Fired when an animation iteration has completed.

animationstart

Fired when an animation starts.

Input events

beforeinput

Fired when the value of an <input>, <select>, or <textarea> element is about to be modified.

input

Fired when the value of an <input>, <select>, or <textarea> element has been changed.

change

Fired when the value of an <input>, <select>, or <textarea> element has been changed and committed by the user. Unlike the input event, the change event is not necessarily fired for each alteration to an element's value.

Pointer events

gotpointercapture

Fired when an element captures a pointer using setPointerCapture().

lostpointercapture

Fired when a captured pointer is released.

pointercancel

Fired when a pointer event is canceled.

pointerdown

Fired when a pointer becomes active.

pointerenter

Fired when a pointer is moved into the hit test boundaries of an element or one of its descendants.

pointerleave

Fired when a pointer is moved out of the hit test boundaries of an element.

pointermove

Fired when a pointer changes coordinates.

pointerout

Fired when a pointer is moved out of the hit test boundaries of an element (among other reasons).

pointerover

Fired when a pointer is moved into an element's hit test boundaries.

pointerup

Fired when a pointer is no longer active.

Transition events

transitioncancel

Fired when a CSS transition is canceled.

transitionend

Fired when a CSS transition has completed.

transitionrun

Fired when a CSS transition is first created.

transitionstart

Fired when a CSS transition has actually started.

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# htmlelement

Browser compatibility

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See also