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HTML DOM innerHTML Property

HTMLElement Object Reference Element Object

Example

Change the HTML content of a <p> element with id="demo":

document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "Paragraph changed!";

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Definition and Usage

The innerHTML property sets or returns the HTML content (inner HTML) of an element.


Browser Support

Property
innerHTML Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the innerHTML property:

HTMLElementObject.innerHTML

Set the innerHTML property:

HTMLElementObject.innerHTML=text

Property Values

Value Description
text Specifies the HTML content of an element

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the HTML content of an element

Examples

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Example

Get the HTML content of a <p> element with id="myP":

var x = document.getElementById("myP").innerHTML;

The result of x will be:

I am a paragraph.

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Example

Get the HTML content of a <ul> element with id="myList":

var x = document.getElementById("myList").innerHTML;

The result of x will be:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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Example

Change the HTML content of two elements:

document.getElementById("myP").innerHTML = "Hello Dolly.";
document.getElementById("myDIV").innerHTML = "How are you?";

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Example

Alert the HTML content of a <p> element with id="demo":

alert(document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML);

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Example

Delete the HTML content of a <p> element with id="demo":

document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "";  // Replaces the content of <p> with an empty string

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Example

Change the HTML content, URL, and target of a link:

document.getElementById("myAnchor").innerHTML = "W3Schools";
document.getElementById("myAnchor").href = "http://www.w3schools.com";
document.getElementById("myAnchor").target = "_blank";

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