Note: This element has been removed from the specification. See this for more information from the editor of the specification.


The HTML <element> element is used to define new custom DOM elements.

Content categories Transparent content.
Permitted content ???
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements ???
DOM interface HTMLElement


This element includes the global attributes.


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The <element> element was formerly in a draft specification of Custom Elements but it has been removed.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

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