:root Selector

Selects the element that is the root of the document.


In HTML, the root of the document, and thus the element that $(":root") selects, is always the <html> element.

Display the tag name of the root element.

<div id="log">The root of this document is:</div>
span.fot {
  color: red;
  font-size: 120%;
  font-style: italic;

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