ShadowRoot.host

The host read-only property of the ShadowRoot returns a reference to the DOM element the ShadowRoot is attached to.

Syntax

var element = shadowRoot.host

Value

A  DOM Element.

Examples

let customElem = document.querySelector('my-shadow-dom-element');
let shadow = customElem.shadowRoot;

  ...

// return the original host element sometime later
let hostElem = shadow.host;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'ShadowRoot.host' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 53Edge No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes Under consideration
Firefox Full support 63
Full support 63
Full support 59
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1205323
Disabled From version 59: this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.shadowdom.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 40Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 53Chrome Android Full support 53Edge Mobile No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes Under consideration
Firefox Android Full support 63
Full support 63
Full support 59
Notes Disabled
Notes See bug 1205323
Disabled From version 59: this feature is behind the dom.webcomponents.shadowdom.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 40Safari iOS Full support 10.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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