Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The obsolete HTML <element> element was part of the Web Components specification; it was intended to be used to define new custom DOM elements. It was removed in favor of a JavaScript-driven approach for creating new custom elements; however, that technology is not mature and no browers fully implement it.

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

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

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome ? Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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Last updated by: Sheppy,