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HTML DOM Body Object


Body Object

The Body object represents an HTML <body> element.

Access a Body Object

You can access a <body> element by using getElementsByTagName():

var x = document.getElementsByTagName("BODY")[0]; Try it

Tip: You can also access a <body> element by using the document.body property.

Create a Body Object

You can create a <body> element by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("BODY");

Body Object Properties

Property Description
aLink Not supported in HTML5. See CSS :active Selector instead.
Sets or returns the color of an active link in a document
background Not supported in HTML5. Use style.backgroundImage instead.
Sets or returns the background image for a document
bgColor Not supported in HTML5. Use style.backgroundColor instead.
Sets or returns the background color of a document
link Not supported in HTML5. See CSS :link Selector instead.
Sets or returns the color of unvisited links in a document
text Not supported in HTML5. Use style.color instead.
Sets or returns the color of the text in a document
vLink Not supported in HTML5. See CSS :visited Selector instead.
Sets or returns the color of visited links in a document

Standard Properties and Events

The Body object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <body> tag



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