The HTML <meter> elements expose the HTMLMeterElement interface, which provides special properties and methods (beyond the HTMLElement object interface they also have available to them by inheritance) for manipulating the layout and presentation of <meter> elements.


Also inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

A double representing the value of the high boundary, reflecting the high attribute.
A double representing the value of the low boundary, reflecting the lowattribute.
A double representing the maximum value, reflecting the max attribute.
A double representing the minimum value, reflecting the min attribute.
A double representing the optimum, reflecting the optimum attribute.
HTMLMeterElement.labelsRead only
A NodeList of <label> elements that are associated with the element.


This interface does not implement any specific methods but inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMeterElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLMeterElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No change
The definition of 'HTMLMeterElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 6.0 (Yes) 16 (16) 10.0 11.0 5.2
labels ? No support 56 (56)[1] ? ? ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 16.0 (16) ? 11.0 ?
labels ? No support 56.0 (56)[1] ? ? ?

[1] Implemented in bug 556743.

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <meter>

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