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.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLHtmlElement.version This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
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. Omit it.


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


Browser compatibility

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See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: <html>.