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HTML DOM lang Property

HTMLElement Object Reference Element Object

Definition and Usage

The lang property sets or returns the language code for an element.

Syntax

HTMLElementObject.lang=language-code


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The lang property is supported in all major browsers.


Example

Example

Return the language code for the body element:

<html>
<body id="myid" lang="en-us">

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

</body>
</html>

Output:

Body language: en-us
An alternate way: en-us

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HTMLElement Object Reference Element Object

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