/Web APIs


The HTMLTitleElement interface is implemented by a document's <title>. This element inherits all of the properties and methods of the HTMLElement interface.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLTitleElement

Instance properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.


A string representing the text of the document's title, and only the text part. For example, consider this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en-US">
      Hello world! <span class="highlight">Isn't this wonderful</span> really?
const title = document.querySelector("title");
console.log(title.text); // yield: "Hello world!  really?"

As you can see, the tag span and its content were skipped.

Instance methods

No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


Do not confuse: document.title with document.querySelector('title')

The former is just a setter/getter method to set or get the inner text value of the document title, while the latter is the HTMLTitleElement object. So you cannot write: document.title.text = "Hello world!";

Instead, you can simply write: document.title = "Hello world!"; which is an equivalent to document.querySelector('title').text = "Hello world!";


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
HTMLTitleElement 1 12 1 5.5 ≤12.1 3 4.4 18 4 ≤12.1 1 1.0
text 1 12 1 9 ≤12.1 3 4.4 18 4 ≤12.1 1 1.0

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <title>.

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