Revision 389015 of HTMLHtmlElement

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{{ DomRef() }}

The HTMLHtmlElement interface serves as the root node for a given HTML document.  This object inherits the properties and methods described in the {{domxref("HTMLElement")}} interface.

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

Attributes

Inherits attributes from its parent, {{domxref("HTMLElement")}}.

Name Type Description
version {{ obsolete_inline() }} {{domxref("DOMString")}} Version of the HTML Document Type Definition that governs this document. This property should not be used any more as it is non-conforming. Simply omit it.

Methods

No specific methods; inherits methods from its parent, {{domxref("HTMLElement")}}.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', "semantics.html#the-html-element", "HTMLHtmlElement")}} {{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}} No change from {{SpecName("HTML5 W3C")}}
{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', "semantics.html#the-html-element", "HTMLHtmlElement")}} {{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}} The version element has been removed, as it is non-conforming.
{{SpecName('DOM2 HTML', 'html.html#ID-33759296', 'HTMLHtmlElement')}} {{Spec2('DOM2 HTML')}} Reflecting the element change in {{SpecName("HTML4.01")}}, the version property is now deprecated.
{{SpecName('DOM1', 'level-one-html.html#ID-33759296', 'HTMLHtmlElement')}} {{Spec2('DOM1')}} Initial definition

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoDesktop(1.0)}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoMobile(1.0)}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}

See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: {{ HTMLElement("html") }}

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<p>{{ DomRef() }}</p>
<p>The <strong><code>HTMLHtmlElement</code></strong> interface serves as the root node for a given HTML&nbsp;document.&nbsp; This object inherits the properties and methods described in the {{domxref("HTMLElement")}} interface.</p>
<p>You can retrieve the <code>HTMLHtmlElement</code> object for a given document by reading the value of the <a class="internal" href="/en/DOM/document.documentElement" title="en/DOM/document.documentElement"><code>document.documentElement</code></a> property.</p>
<h2 id="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p><em>Inherits attributes from its parent, {{domxref("HTMLElement")}}.</em></p>
<table class="standard-table">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Name</th>
      <th scope="col">Type</th>
      <th scope="col">Description</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td><code>version</code> {{ obsolete_inline() }}</td>
      <td>{{domxref("DOMString")}}</td>
      <td>Version of the HTML&nbsp;Document Type Definition that governs this document. This property should not be used any more as it is non-conforming. Simply omit it.</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Methods">Methods</h2>
<p><em>No specific methods; inherits methods from its parent, {{domxref("HTMLElement")}}.</em></p>
<h2 id="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', "semantics.html#the-html-element", "HTMLHtmlElement")}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}</td>
      <td>No change from {{SpecName("HTML5 W3C")}}</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', "semantics.html#the-html-element", "HTMLHtmlElement")}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}</td>
      <td>The <code>version</code> element has been removed, as it is non-conforming.</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('DOM2 HTML', 'html.html#ID-33759296', 'HTMLHtmlElement')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('DOM2 HTML')}}</td>
      <td>Reflecting the element change in {{SpecName("HTML4.01")}}, the <code>version</code> property is now deprecated.</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('DOM1', 'level-one-html.html#ID-33759296', 'HTMLHtmlElement')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('DOM1')}}</td>
      <td>Initial definition</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari (WebKit)</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoDesktop(1.0)}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Phone</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoMobile(1.0)}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li>HTML element implementing this interface: {{ HTMLElement("html") }}</li>
</ul>
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