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doctype property

Gets an object that represents the document type declaration that is associated with the current document.



p = object.doctype


Property values

Type: Object

the document type declaration.

Standards information


For HTML documents, the doctype property returns null, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 standard.

Windows Internet Explorer 9. The methods and properties of doctype object are supported only for webpages that are displayed in IE9 Standards mode. In other document compatibility modes and earlier versions of Windows Internet Explorer, the doctype object is null for HTML documents.

doctype was introduced in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

See also