Cross Platform DOM Ready

Aug 8, 2017
Equivalent of document.onload or DOMContentLoaded.


Use contentloaded.js by dperiri.

<script>contentLoaded(window, function() {  console.log("loaded");});</script>

If you can use jQuery.

<script src=""></script><script>$(document).ready( function() {   console.log("loaded");}); </script>

If you don't want any dependency, use window.onload (not really DOM ready, but the entire page is loaded including css, scripts, images, etc.).

<script>window.onload = function() {  console.log("loaded");};</script>


window.onload is the most widely supported, where it's called when the page loads all its content (images, css, scripts, etc.).

<script>window.onload = function() {  console.log("loaded");};</script>


document.onload is triggered when the DOM is ready, but it might not be well supported on all browser.

<script>document.onload = function() {  console.log("loaded");};</script>


DOMContentLoaded is triggered when the DOM is ready, but support is not universal (minimum of IE9 is required).

<script>document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) {  console.log("loaded");});</script>

Using jQuery

jQuery provide well good cross browser support.

Equivalent of document.onload (DOM ready).

<script src=""></script><script>$(document).ready( function() {   console.log("loaded");}); </script>

Equivalent of window.onload (Page ready).

<script>$(window).load( function() {   console.log("loaded");});</script>

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