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HTML | DOM body Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 24 Jul, 2019

The HTML DOM property is used to set the document <body> element. It only returns the content present in the <body> Tag. This property is used to change the present content inside the <body> element and sets them with the new specified content. This property does not return the <HTML> element.

Syntax:

  • This syntax returns the body property.
    document.body
  • This syntax is used to set the body property.
    document.body = Content

Property Value: The document.body property uses single value Content which is used to add new content in the body element.

Example 1:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM body property</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>DOM body property</h2>
        <button onclick="geeks()">Submit</button>
        <p id = "gfg"></p>
        <script>
            function geeks() {
                var x = document.body.innerHTML;
                document.getElementById("gfg").innerHTML = 
                "Display the body content:<br>" + x;
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                    

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM body property</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>DOM body property</h2>
        <button onclick="geeks()">Submit</button>
        <script>
            function geeks() {
                document.body.innerHTML = "<h1>" 
                + "GeeksforGeeks"
                + "</h1>" + "<br>" + "<h2>" 
                + "New Content Added" 
                + "</h2>";
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM body property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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