XML DOM replaceData() Method


Text Object Reference Text Object

Definition and Usage

The replaceData() method replaces data in a text node.

Syntax

replaceData(start,length,string)

Parameter Description
start Required. Specifies where to begin replacing characters. Start value starts at zero
length Required. Specifies how many characters to replace
string Required. Specifies the string to insert

In all examples, we will use the XML file books.xml, and the JavaScript function loadXMLDoc().

Example

The following code fragment will replace the eight first characters from the text node in the first <title> element with "Easy":

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("title")[0].childNodes[0];

x.replaceData(0,8,"Easy");

document.write(x.nodeValue);

Output:

Easy Italian

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