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HTML DOM className Property

HTMLElement Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The className property sets or returns the class attribute of an element.

Syntax

HTMLElementObject.className=classname


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The className property is supported in all major browsers.


Example

Example

Return the class attribute for the body element:

<html>
<body id="myid" class="mystyle">

<script>
var x=document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0];
document.write("Body CSS class: " + x.className);
document.write("<br>");
document.write("An alternate way: ");
document.write(document.getElementById('myid').className);
</script>

</body>
</html>

Output:

Body CSS class: mystyle
An alternate way: mystyle

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HTMLElement Object Reference Element Object

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