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    HTMLHtmlElement

    The HTMLHtmlElement interface serves as the root node for a given HTML document.  This object inherits the properties and methods described in the HTMLElement interface.

    You can retrieve the HTMLHtmlElement object for a given document by reading the value of the document.documentElement property.

    Properties

    Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

    HTMLHtmlElement.version 
    Is a DOMString representing the version of the HTML Document Type Definition (DTD) that governs this document. This property should not be used any more as it is non-conforming. Simply omit it.

    Methods

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

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
    Living Standard Live specification, no change since last snapshot
    HTML5.1
    The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
    Working Draft No change since the last snapshot
    HTML5
    The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
    Recommendation The version element has been removed, as it is non-conforming.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
    The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
    Recommendation Reflecting the element change in HTML 4.01 Specification, the version property is now deprecated.
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
    The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    • HTML element implementing this interface: <html>.

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    Contributors to this page: fscholz, teoli, kscarfone, Sheppy, jswisher, Jürgen Jeka, ThomasACorey
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