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HTML DOM documentMode Property

Document Object Reference Document Object

Example

Return the mode used by the browser to render the current document:

var x = document.documentMode;

The result of x could be:

11

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Definition and Usage

The documentMode property returns the mode used by the browser to render the current document.

IE8 can render a page in different modes, depending on the !DOCTYPE or the presence of certain HTML elements.

This property returns one of following values:

  • 5 - The page is displayed in IE5 mode
  • 7 - The page is displayed in IE7 mode
  • 8 - The page is displayed in IE8 mode
  • 9 - The page is displayed in IE9 mode
  • 10 - The page is displayed in IE10 mode
  • 11 - The page is displayed in IE11 mode

Note: If no !DOCTYPE is specified, IE8 renders the page in IE5 mode!


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
documentMode Not supported 8.0  Not supported Not supported Not supported

Note: The documentMode is an IE only property.


Syntax

document.documentMode

Document Object Reference Document Object