Document.head

The head read-only property of the Document interface returns the <head> element of the current document.

Syntax

var objRef = document.head;

Value

An HTMLHeadElement.

Example

<!doctype html>
<head id="my-document-head">
  <title>Example: using document.head</title>
</head>

<script>
  var theHead = document.head;

  console.log(theHead.id); // "my-document-head";

  console.log( theHead === document.querySelector("head") ); // true
</script>

Notes

document.head is read-only. Trying to assign a value to this property will fail silently or, in Strict Mode, throws a TypeError .

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Recommendation
HTML5
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Recommendation
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.head' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also