nav element | nav object

Represents a section of a document that contains navigation links to other documents or to locations within the document.

HTML information

Closing Tagrequired
CSS Displayblock

DOM Information

Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
    nav

Members

The nav object has these types of members:

Methods

The nav object has these methods.

MethodDescription
appendChild

Appends an element as a child to the object.

applyElement

Makes the element either a child or parent of another element.

blur

Causes the element to lose focus and fires the onblur event.

clearAttributes

Removes all attributes and values from the object.

click

Simulates a click by causing the onclick event to fire.

cloneNode

Copies a reference to the object from the document hierarchy.

componentFromPoint

Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events.

contains

Checks whether the given element is contained within the object.

getAttributeNodeNS

Gets an attribute object that matches the specified namespace and name.

getAttributeNS

Gets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

getElementsByClassName

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the value of the class attribute.

getElementsByTagNameNS

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the specified element names within a specified namespace.

hasAttribute

Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists.

hasAttributeNS

Determines whether an attribute that has the specified namespace and name exists.

hasAttributes

Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object.

insertAdjacentHTML

Inserts the given HTML text into the element at the location.

insertAdjacentText

Inserts the given text into the element at the specified location.

msMatchesSelector

Determines whether an object matches the specified selector.

normalize

Merges adjacent DOM objects to produce a normalized document object model.

removeAttributeNS

Removes the specified attribute from the object.

removeNode

Removes the object from the document hierarchy.

replaceAdjacentText

Replaces the text adjacent to the element.

replaceNode

Replaces the object with another element.

setActive

Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object.

setAttributeNodeNS

Sets an attribute object as part of the object.

setAttributeNS

Sets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

swapNode

Exchanges the location of two objects in the document hierarchy.

 

Properties

The nav object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

accessKey

Sets or retrieves the access key for the object.

attributes

Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object.

canHaveChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects.

className

Sets or retrieves the class of the object.

constructor

Returns a reference to the constructor of an object.

innerHTML

Sets or retrieves the HTML between the start and end tags of the object.

innerText

Sets or retrieves the text between the start and end tags of the object.

isContentEditable

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object.

isDisabled

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object.

isTextEdit

Retrieves whether a TextRange object can be created using the object.

lang

Sets or retrieves the language to use.

offsetHeight

Retrieves the height of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

offsetParent

Retrieves a reference to the container object that defines the offsetTop and offsetLeft properties of the object.

offsetWidth

Retrieves the width of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

outerHTML

Sets or retrieves the object and its content in HTML.

outerText

Sets or retrieves the text of the object.

parentElement

Retrieves the parent object in the object hierarchy.

parentTextEdit

Retrieves the container object in the document hierarchy that can be used to create a TextRange containing the original object.

role

Sets or retrieves the role for this element.

sourceIndex

Retrieves the ordinal position of the object, in source order, as the object appears in the document's all collection.

tagName

Retrieves the tag name of the object.

title

Sets or retrieves advisory information (a ToolTip) for the object.

uniqueNumber

Retrieves the element's unique number.

x-ms-format-detection

Determines whether data formats within content are automatically detected and (if found) converted to clickable links.

 

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The nav element is only supported for webpages displayed in a Windows Store app using JavaScript. For more information, see Defining Document Compatibility.

Not all groups of links on a document need to be in a nav element, only sections that consist of major navigation blocks. In particular, it is common for footer elements to have a short list of links to various documents of a site, such as the terms of service, home, and copyright. The footer element alone is sufficient for such cases, and does not require a nav element.

Note  Some devices and applications (such as screen readers) might use the nav element as a way to determine what content on the document to initially skip or provide on request.

Examples

The following example uses the nav element to indicate that a list contains site navigation links.


  <nav>
   <h1>Site Navigation</h1>
   <ul>
    <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="gallery.html">Photos</a></li>
    <li><a href="news.html">Updates</a></li>
   </ul>
  </nav>


See also

Reference
article
aside
figcaption
figure
footer
header
hgroup
mark
section

 

 

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