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  • Last Updated : 24 Jul, 2019

The DOM documentElement property is used to return the documentElement as an Element Object. It is read-only property. It return a <HTML> Element.



Return Value: It returns the documentElement of the document or an element object.

Below program illustrates the documentElement property in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
            DOM documentElement Property
            function Geeks() {
                var x = document.documentElement.nodeName;
                document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = x;
            <h2>DOM documentElement Property</h2>
            <button onclick = "Geeks()">
            <p id = "sudo"></p>

Before Click on the button:

After Click on the button:

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

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