XML DOM textContent Property


Node Object Reference Node Object

Definition and Usage

The textContent property sets or returns the textual content of a node and its descendants.

On setting, any child nodes are removed and replaced by a single Text node containing the string this property is set to.

Syntax

nodeObject.textContent

Example

The following code fragment loads "books.xml" into xmlDoc using loadXMLDoc() and returns the textual content of the <book> elements:

Example

xmlDoc=loadXMLDoc("books.xml");

x=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('book');

for(i=0;i<x.length;i++)
{
document.write(x.item(i).textContent);
document.write("
");
}

The output of the code above will be:

Everyday Italian Giada De Laurentiis 2005 30.00
Harry Potter J K. Rowling 2005 29.99
XQuery Kick Start James McGovern Per Bothner Kurt Cagle James Linn
Vaidyanathan Nagarajan 2003 49.99
Learning XML Erik T. Ray 2003 39.95

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textContent - Set the textual content of a node


Node Object Reference Node Object

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