The HTMLDataElement interface provides special properties (beyond the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating <data> elements.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Is a DOMString reflecting the value HTML attribute, containing a machine-readable form of the element's value.


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


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLDataElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLDataElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support 22 (22) No support ? No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 22.0 (22) No support ? No support

See also

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

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: slimsag, fscholz, kollishivagangadhar, teoli, kscarfone, 1UnitedPower
 Last updated by: slimsag,