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The HTMLHtmlElement interface serves as the root node for a given HTML document.  This object inherits the properties and methods described in the HTMLElement interface.

You can retrieve the HTMLHtmlElement object for a given document by reading the value of the document.documentElement property.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLHtmlElement.version 
Is a DOMString representing the version of the HTML Document Type Definition (DTD) that governs this document. This property should not be used any more as it is non-conforming. Simply omit it.

Methods

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
Living Standard Live specification, no change since last snapshot
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No change since the last snapshot
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The version element has been removed, as it is non-conforming.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Reflecting the element change in HTML 4.01 Specification, the version property is now deprecated.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLHtmlElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: <html>.

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