This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.
document.registerElement() is deprecated in
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document.registerElement() method registers a new custom element in the
browser and returns a constructor for the new element.
Note: This is an experimental technology. The browser you use it in must support Web Components. See Enabling Web Components in Firefox.
var constructor = document.registerElement(tag-name, options);
- The name of the custom element. The name must contain a dash (-), for example
An object with properties prototype to base the custom element on, and extends, an existing tag to extend. Both of these are optional.
Here is a very simple example:
var Mytag = document.registerElement('my-tag');
Now the new tag is registered in the browser. The
Mytag variable holds a
constructor that you can use to create a
my-tag element in the document as
This inserts an empty
my-tag element that will be visible if you use the
browser's developer tools. It will not be visible if you use the browser's view source
capability. And it won't be visible in the browser unless you add some content to the
tag. Here is one way to add content to the new tag:
var mytag = document.getElementsByTagName("my-tag"); mytag.textContent = "I am a my-tag element.";
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