HTMLHtmlElement

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 This deprecated API should no longer be used, but will probably still work.
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. 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
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

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See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: <html>.