The HTMLTitleElement interface contains the title for a document. This element inherits all of the properties and methods of the HTMLElement interface.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLTitleElement


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.


A string representing the text of the document's title, and only the text part. For example, consider this:

<!doctype html>
        <title>Hello world! <span class="highlight">Isn't this wonderful</span> really?</title>
let title = document.getElementsByTagName('title')[0];
console.log( title.text ); // yield: "Hello world!  really?"

As you can see, the tag span and its content were skipped.


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


Do not confuse: document.title with document.getElementsByTagName('title')[0]

The former is just a setter/getter method to set or get the inner text value of the document title, while the latter is the HTMLTitleElement object. So you cannot write: document.title.text = "Hello world!";

Instead, you can simply write: document.title = "Hello world!"; which is an equivalent to document.getElementsByTagName('title')[0].text = "Hello world!";


HTML Standard
# htmltitleelement

Browser compatibility

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See also

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