The HTMLParagraphElement interface provides special properties (beyond those of the regular HTMLElement object interface it inherits) for manipulating <p> elements.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Name Type Description
align  DOMString Enumerated property indicating alignment of the element's contents with respect to the surrounding context. The possible values are "left", "right", "justify", and "center".


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


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation The following property is now obsolete: align.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 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

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <p>.

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