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jQuery innerText() vs outerText()

By Sam Deering



jQuery InnerText() vs jQuery OuterText()

jQuery Innertext() and OuterText() functions are almost identical. Note that these can be referred to as jQuery functions but they are actually JavaScript properties. For arguments sake we will use jQuery! :)

The jQuery InnerText() property replaces the content between the opening and closing tags of an element with the specified text while the OuterText() property removes an element and inserts the specified text in place of it.

Things to remember:

* InnerText just replaces the content inside the tags
* Outertext replaces the content and the enclosing tags themselves

jQuery innerText() Function Examples

//simple example to change the text of a page element
document.getElementById("elementID").innerText = "I love jQuery4u Blog!";

Here's the text that will change.


jQuery outerText() Function Examples

document.getElementById("elementID").outerText = "I love jQuery4u Blog!"

Yes, I <3 jQuery .

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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