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jQuery vs JavaScript

jQuery was created in 2006 by John Resig. It was designed to handle Browser Incompatibilities and to simplify HTML DOM Manipulation, Event Handling, Animations, and Ajax.

For more than 10 years, jQuery has been the most popular JavaScript library in the world.

However, after JavaScript Version 5 (2009), most of the jQuery utilities can be solved with a few lines of standard JavaScript:


Set Text Content

Set the inner text of an HTML element:

jQuery

myElement.text("Hello Sweden!");

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JavaScript

myElement.textContent = "Hello Sweden!";

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Get Text Content

Get the inner text of an HTML element:

jQuery

var myText = myElement.text();

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JavaScript

var myText = myElement.textContent || myElement.innerText;

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Set HTML Content

Set the HTML content of an element:

jQuery

var myElement.html("<p>Hello World</p>");

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JavaScript

var myElement.innerHTML = "<p>Hello World</p>";

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Get HTML Content

Get the HTML content of an element:

jQuery

var content = myElement.html;

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JavaScript

var content = myElement.innerHTML;

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