HTMLElement.title

The HTMLElement.title property represents the title of the element: the text usually displayed in a 'tooltip' popup when the mouse is over the node.

Syntax

var str = element.title;
element.title = str;

Example

const link = document.createElement('a');
link.innerText = 'grapes';
link.href = 'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grape';
link.title = 'Wikipedia page on grapes';

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'title' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'title' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'title' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
titleChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 6WebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also

  • The HTML title global attribute.