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Interface Element

Element is the most general base class from which all objects in a Document inherit. It only has methods and properties common to all kinds of elements. More specific classes inherit from Element.

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Properties

Readonly ATTRIBUTE_NODE

ATTRIBUTE_NODE: number

Readonly CDATA_SECTION_NODE

CDATA_SECTION_NODE: number

node is a CDATASection node.

Readonly COMMENT_NODE

COMMENT_NODE: number

node is a Comment node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE

DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE: number

node is a DocumentFragment node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_NODE

DOCUMENT_NODE: number

node is a document.

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINED_BY

DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINED_BY: number

Set when other is a descendant of node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINS

DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINS: number

Set when other is an ancestor of node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_DISCONNECTED

DOCUMENT_POSITION_DISCONNECTED: number

Set when node and other are not in the same tree.

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_FOLLOWING

DOCUMENT_POSITION_FOLLOWING: number

Set when other is following node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_IMPLEMENTATION_SPECIFIC

DOCUMENT_POSITION_IMPLEMENTATION_SPECIFIC: number

Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_PRECEDING

DOCUMENT_POSITION_PRECEDING: number

Set when other is preceding node.

Readonly DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE

DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE: number

node is a doctype.

Readonly ELEMENT_NODE

ELEMENT_NODE: number

node is an element.

Readonly ENTITY_NODE

ENTITY_NODE: number

Readonly ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE

ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE: number

Readonly NOTATION_NODE

NOTATION_NODE: number

Node

Node: { constructor: any; ATTRIBUTE_NODE: number; CDATA_SECTION_NODE: number; COMMENT_NODE: number; DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE: number; DOCUMENT_NODE: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINED_BY: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINS: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_DISCONNECTED: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_FOLLOWING: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_IMPLEMENTATION_SPECIFIC: number; DOCUMENT_POSITION_PRECEDING: number; DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE: number; ELEMENT_NODE: number; ENTITY_NODE: number; ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE: number; NOTATION_NODE: number; PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE: number; TEXT_NODE: number; prototype: Node }

Type declaration

  • constructor: function
    • new __type(): Node
    • Returns Node

  • Readonly ATTRIBUTE_NODE: number
  • Readonly CDATA_SECTION_NODE: number

    node is a CDATASection node.

  • Readonly COMMENT_NODE: number

    node is a Comment node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE: number

    node is a DocumentFragment node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_NODE: number

    node is a document.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINED_BY: number

    Set when other is a descendant of node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_CONTAINS: number

    Set when other is an ancestor of node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_DISCONNECTED: number

    Set when node and other are not in the same tree.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_FOLLOWING: number

    Set when other is following node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_IMPLEMENTATION_SPECIFIC: number
  • Readonly DOCUMENT_POSITION_PRECEDING: number

    Set when other is preceding node.

  • Readonly DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE: number

    node is a doctype.

  • Readonly ELEMENT_NODE: number

    node is an element.

  • Readonly ENTITY_NODE: number
  • Readonly ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE: number
  • Readonly NOTATION_NODE: number
  • Readonly PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE: number

    node is a ProcessingInstruction node.

  • Readonly TEXT_NODE: number

    node is a Text node.

  • prototype: Node

Readonly PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE

PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE: number

node is a ProcessingInstruction node.

Readonly TEXT_NODE

TEXT_NODE: number

node is a Text node.

Readonly assignedSlot

assignedSlot: HTMLSlotElement | null

Readonly attributes

attributes: NamedNodeMap

Readonly baseURI

baseURI: string

Returns node's node document's document base URL.

Readonly childElementCount

childElementCount: number

Readonly childNodes

childNodes: NodeListOf<ChildNode>

Returns the children.

Readonly children

children: HTMLCollection

Returns the child elements.

Readonly classList

classList: DOMTokenList

Allows for manipulation of element's class content attribute as a set of whitespace-separated tokens through a DOMTokenList object.

className

className: string

Returns the value of element's class content attribute. Can be set to change it.

Readonly clientHeight

clientHeight: number

Readonly clientLeft

clientLeft: number

Readonly clientTop

clientTop: number

Readonly clientWidth

clientWidth: number

Readonly firstChild

firstChild: ChildNode | null

Returns the first child.

Readonly firstElementChild

firstElementChild: Element | null

Returns the first child that is an element, and null otherwise.

id

id: string

Returns the value of element's id content attribute. Can be set to change it.

innerHTML

innerHTML: string

Readonly isConnected

isConnected: boolean

Returns true if node is connected and false otherwise.

Readonly lastChild

lastChild: ChildNode | null

Returns the last child.

Readonly lastElementChild

lastElementChild: Element | null

Returns the last child that is an element, and null otherwise.

Readonly localName

localName: string

Returns the local name.

Readonly namespaceURI

namespaceURI: string | null

Returns the namespace.

Readonly nextElementSibling

nextElementSibling: Element | null

Returns the first following sibling that is an element, and null otherwise.

Readonly nextSibling

nextSibling: ChildNode | null

Returns the next sibling.

Readonly nodeName

nodeName: string

Returns a string appropriate for the type of node.

Readonly nodeType

nodeType: number

Returns the type of node.

nodeValue

nodeValue: string | null

onfullscreenchange

onfullscreenchange: ((this: Element, ev: Event) => any) | null

onfullscreenerror

onfullscreenerror: ((this: Element, ev: Event) => any) | null

outerHTML

outerHTML: string

Readonly ownerDocument

ownerDocument: Document

Readonly parentElement

parentElement: HTMLElement | null

Returns the parent element.

Readonly parentNode

parentNode: (Node & ParentNode) | null

Returns the parent.

Readonly prefix

prefix: string | null

Returns the namespace prefix.

Readonly previousElementSibling

previousElementSibling: Element | null

Returns the first preceding sibling that is an element, and null otherwise.

Readonly previousSibling

previousSibling: ChildNode | null

Returns the previous sibling.

Readonly scrollHeight

scrollHeight: number

scrollLeft

scrollLeft: number

scrollTop

scrollTop: number

Readonly scrollWidth

scrollWidth: number

Readonly shadowRoot

shadowRoot: ShadowRoot | null

Returns element's shadow root, if any, and if shadow root's mode is "open", and null otherwise.

slot

slot: string

Returns the value of element's slot content attribute. Can be set to change it.

Readonly tagName

tagName: string

Returns the HTML-uppercased qualified name.

textContent

textContent: string | null

Methods

addEventListener

after

  • after(...nodes: (string | Node)[]): void
  • Inserts nodes just after node, while replacing strings in nodes with equivalent Text nodes.

    Throws a "HierarchyRequestError" DOMException if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

    Parameters

    • Rest ...nodes: (string | Node)[]

    Returns void

animate

append

  • append(...nodes: (string | Node)[]): void
  • Inserts nodes after the last child of node, while replacing strings in nodes with equivalent Text nodes.

    Throws a "HierarchyRequestError" DOMException if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

    Parameters

    • Rest ...nodes: (string | Node)[]

    Returns void

appendChild

  • appendChild<T>(newChild: T): T
  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • newChild: T

    Returns T

attachShadow

  • Creates a shadow root for element and returns it.

    Parameters

    Returns ShadowRoot

before

  • before(...nodes: (string | Node)[]): void
  • Inserts nodes just before node, while replacing strings in nodes with equivalent Text nodes.

    Throws a "HierarchyRequestError" DOMException if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

    Parameters

    • Rest ...nodes: (string | Node)[]

    Returns void

cloneNode

  • cloneNode(deep?: boolean): Node
  • Returns a copy of node. If deep is true, the copy also includes the node's descendants.

    Parameters

    • Optional deep: boolean

    Returns Node

closest

  • closest<K>(selector: K): HTMLElementTagNameMap[K] | null
  • closest<K>(selector: K): SVGElementTagNameMap[K] | null
  • closest<E>(selector: string): E | null
  • Returns the first (starting at element) inclusive ancestor that matches selectors, and null otherwise.

    Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selector: K

    Returns HTMLElementTagNameMap[K] | null

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selector: K

    Returns SVGElementTagNameMap[K] | null

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selector: string

    Returns E | null

compareDocumentPosition

  • compareDocumentPosition(other: Node): number

contains

  • contains(other: Node | null): boolean
  • Returns true if other is an inclusive descendant of node, and false otherwise.

    Parameters

    • other: Node | null

    Returns boolean

dispatchEvent

  • dispatchEvent(event: Event): boolean
  • Dispatches a synthetic event event to target and returns true if either event's cancelable attribute value is false or its preventDefault() method was not invoked, and false otherwise.

    Parameters

    Returns boolean

getAnimations

getAttribute

  • getAttribute(qualifiedName: string): string | null
  • Returns element's first attribute whose qualified name is qualifiedName, and null if there is no such attribute otherwise.

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string

    Returns string | null

getAttributeNS

  • getAttributeNS(namespace: string | null, localName: string): string | null
  • Returns element's attribute whose namespace is namespace and local name is localName, and null if there is no such attribute otherwise.

    Parameters

    • namespace: string | null
    • localName: string

    Returns string | null

getAttributeNames

  • getAttributeNames(): string[]
  • Returns the qualified names of all element's attributes. Can contain duplicates.

    Returns string[]

getAttributeNode

  • getAttributeNode(name: string): Attr | null
  • Parameters

    • name: string

    Returns Attr | null

getAttributeNodeNS

  • getAttributeNodeNS(namespaceURI: string, localName: string): Attr | null
  • Parameters

    • namespaceURI: string
    • localName: string

    Returns Attr | null

getBoundingClientRect

  • Returns DOMRect

getClientRects

  • Returns DOMRectList

getElementsByClassName

  • Returns a HTMLCollection of the elements in the object on which the method was invoked (a document or an element) that have all the classes given by classNames. The classNames argument is interpreted as a space-separated list of classes.

    Parameters

    • classNames: string

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<Element>

getElementsByTagName

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: K

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<HTMLElementTagNameMap[K]>

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: K

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<SVGElementTagNameMap[K]>

  • Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<Element>

getElementsByTagNameNS

  • Parameters

    • namespaceURI: "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
    • localName: string

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<HTMLElement>

  • Parameters

    • namespaceURI: "http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
    • localName: string

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<SVGElement>

  • Parameters

    • namespaceURI: string
    • localName: string

    Returns HTMLCollectionOf<Element>

getRootNode

hasAttribute

  • hasAttribute(qualifiedName: string): boolean
  • Returns true if element has an attribute whose qualified name is qualifiedName, and false otherwise.

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string

    Returns boolean

hasAttributeNS

  • hasAttributeNS(namespace: string | null, localName: string): boolean
  • Returns true if element has an attribute whose namespace is namespace and local name is localName.

    Parameters

    • namespace: string | null
    • localName: string

    Returns boolean

hasAttributes

  • hasAttributes(): boolean
  • Returns true if element has attributes, and false otherwise.

    Returns boolean

hasChildNodes

  • hasChildNodes(): boolean
  • Returns whether node has children.

    Returns boolean

hasPointerCapture

  • hasPointerCapture(pointerId: number): boolean
  • Parameters

    • pointerId: number

    Returns boolean

insertAdjacentElement

  • Parameters

    Returns Element | null

insertAdjacentHTML

  • Parameters

    Returns void

insertAdjacentText

  • Parameters

    Returns void

insertBefore

  • insertBefore<T>(newChild: T, refChild: Node | null): T

isDefaultNamespace

  • isDefaultNamespace(namespace: string | null): boolean

isEqualNode

  • isEqualNode(otherNode: Node | null): boolean
  • Returns whether node and otherNode have the same properties.

    Parameters

    • otherNode: Node | null

    Returns boolean

isSameNode

  • isSameNode(otherNode: Node | null): boolean
  • Parameters

    • otherNode: Node | null

    Returns boolean

lookupNamespaceURI

  • lookupNamespaceURI(prefix: string | null): string | null

lookupPrefix

  • lookupPrefix(namespace: string | null): string | null
  • Parameters

    • namespace: string | null

    Returns string | null

matches

  • matches(selectors: string): boolean
  • Returns true if matching selectors against element's root yields element, and false otherwise.

    Parameters

    • selectors: string

    Returns boolean

msGetRegionContent

  • msGetRegionContent(): any
  • Returns any

normalize

  • normalize(): void
  • Removes empty exclusive Text nodes and concatenates the data of remaining contiguous exclusive Text nodes into the first of their nodes.

    Returns void

prepend

  • prepend(...nodes: (string | Node)[]): void
  • Inserts nodes before the first child of node, while replacing strings in nodes with equivalent Text nodes.

    Throws a "HierarchyRequestError" DOMException if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

    Parameters

    • Rest ...nodes: (string | Node)[]

    Returns void

querySelector

  • querySelector<K>(selectors: K): HTMLElementTagNameMap[K] | null
  • querySelector<K>(selectors: K): SVGElementTagNameMap[K] | null
  • querySelector<E>(selectors: string): E | null
  • Returns the first element that is a descendant of node that matches selectors.

    Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selectors: K

    Returns HTMLElementTagNameMap[K] | null

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selectors: K

    Returns SVGElementTagNameMap[K] | null

  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • selectors: string

    Returns E | null

querySelectorAll

  • querySelectorAll<K>(selectors: K): NodeListOf<HTMLElementTagNameMap[K]>
  • querySelectorAll<K>(selectors: K): NodeListOf<SVGElementTagNameMap[K]>
  • querySelectorAll<E>(selectors: string): NodeListOf<E>

releasePointerCapture

  • releasePointerCapture(pointerId: number): void
  • Parameters

    • pointerId: number

    Returns void

remove

  • remove(): void
  • Removes node.

    Returns void

removeAttribute

  • removeAttribute(qualifiedName: string): void
  • Removes element's first attribute whose qualified name is qualifiedName.

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string

    Returns void

removeAttributeNS

  • removeAttributeNS(namespace: string | null, localName: string): void
  • Removes element's attribute whose namespace is namespace and local name is localName.

    Parameters

    • namespace: string | null
    • localName: string

    Returns void

removeAttributeNode

  • Parameters

    Returns Attr

removeChild

  • removeChild<T>(oldChild: T): T
  • Type parameters

    Parameters

    • oldChild: T

    Returns T

removeEventListener

replaceChild

  • replaceChild<T>(newChild: Node, oldChild: T): T

replaceWith

  • replaceWith(...nodes: (string | Node)[]): void
  • Replaces node with nodes, while replacing strings in nodes with equivalent Text nodes.

    Throws a "HierarchyRequestError" DOMException if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

    Parameters

    • Rest ...nodes: (string | Node)[]

    Returns void

requestFullscreen

  • Displays element fullscreen and resolves promise when done.

    When supplied, options's navigationUI member indicates whether showing navigation UI while in fullscreen is preferred or not. If set to "show", navigation simplicity is preferred over screen space, and if set to "hide", more screen space is preferred. User agents are always free to honor user preference over the application's. The default value "auto" indicates no application preference.

    Parameters

    Returns Promise<void>

requestPointerLock

  • requestPointerLock(): void
  • Returns void

scroll

  • scroll(options?: ScrollToOptions): void
  • scroll(x: number, y: number): void
  • Parameters

    Returns void

  • Parameters

    • x: number
    • y: number

    Returns void

scrollBy

  • scrollBy(options?: ScrollToOptions): void
  • scrollBy(x: number, y: number): void
  • Parameters

    Returns void

  • Parameters

    • x: number
    • y: number

    Returns void

scrollIntoView

  • Parameters

    Returns void

scrollTo

  • scrollTo(options?: ScrollToOptions): void
  • scrollTo(x: number, y: number): void
  • Parameters

    Returns void

  • Parameters

    • x: number
    • y: number

    Returns void

setAttribute

  • setAttribute(qualifiedName: string, value: string): void
  • Sets the value of element's first attribute whose qualified name is qualifiedName to value.

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string
    • value: string

    Returns void

setAttributeNS

  • setAttributeNS(namespace: string | null, qualifiedName: string, value: string): void
  • Sets the value of element's attribute whose namespace is namespace and local name is localName to value.

    Parameters

    • namespace: string | null
    • qualifiedName: string
    • value: string

    Returns void

setAttributeNode

  • setAttributeNode(attr: Attr): Attr | null
  • Parameters

    Returns Attr | null

setAttributeNodeNS

  • setAttributeNodeNS(attr: Attr): Attr | null
  • Parameters

    Returns Attr | null

setPointerCapture

  • setPointerCapture(pointerId: number): void
  • Parameters

    • pointerId: number

    Returns void

toggleAttribute

  • toggleAttribute(qualifiedName: string, force?: boolean): boolean
  • If force is not given, "toggles" qualifiedName, removing it if it is present and adding it if it is not present. If force is true, adds qualifiedName. If force is false, removes qualifiedName.

    Returns true if qualifiedName is now present, and false otherwise.

    Parameters

    • qualifiedName: string
    • Optional force: boolean

    Returns boolean

webkitMatchesSelector

  • webkitMatchesSelector(selectors: string): boolean
  • Parameters

    • selectors: string

    Returns boolean

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