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The HTMLTextAreaElement.labels read-only property returns a NodeList of the <label> elements associated with the <textarea> element.


var labelElements = textArea.labels;

Return value

A NodeList containing the <label> elements associated with the <textArea> element.



<label id="label1" for="test">Label 1</label>
<textArea id="test">Some text</textArea>
<label id="label2" for="test">Label 2</label>


window.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
  const textArea = document.getElementById("test");
  for(var i = 0; i < textArea.labels.length; i++) {
    console.log(textArea.labels[i].textContent); // "Label 1" and "Label 2"


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'labels' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
The definition of 'labels' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 14.0 No support 56.0 (56.0)[1] No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? No support 56.0 (56.0)[1] No support ? ?

[1] Implemented in bug 556743.

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