Document.all

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Deprecated since HTML5
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.

The Document interface's read-only all property returns an HTMLAllCollection rooted at the document node. In other words, it returns all of the document's elements, accessible by order (like an array) and by ID (like a regular object).

Syntax

var htmlAllCollection = document.all;

Value

An HTMLAllCollection which contains every element in the document.

Conversion to boolean

document.all is the only falsy object accessible to JavaScript, because it has the [[IsHTMLDDA]] internal slot. This was done because of compatibility with older versions of Internet Explorer. More information about this can be found in this answer from StackOverflow.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'all' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.
Defined in the obsolete and legacy APIs section.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
all
Non-standard
Chrome Full support 64
Notes
Full support 64
Notes
Notes Starting in Chrome 65, this property is readonly.
Notes Before Chrome 64, this property was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 24IE Full support 4Opera Full support ≤12.1Safari Full support 3WebView Android Full support 64
Notes
Full support 64
Notes
Notes Starting in Chrome 65, this property is readonly.
Notes Before Chrome 64, this property was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Chrome Android Full support 64
Notes
Full support 64
Notes
Notes Starting in Chrome 65, this property is readonly.
Notes Before Chrome 64, this property was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.
Firefox Android Full support 24Opera Android Full support ≤12.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 9.0
Notes
Full support 9.0
Notes
Notes Starting in Samsung Internet 9.0, this property is readonly.
Notes Before Samsung Internet 9.0, this property was accessed through the HTMLDocument alias.

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.