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HTML DOM replaceChild() Method

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Replace a text node in a <li> element in a list with a new text node:

// Create a new text node called "Water"
var textnode = document.createTextNode("Water");

// Get the first child node of an <ul> element
var item = document.getElementById("myList").childNodes[0];

// Replace the first child node of <ul> with the newly created text node
item.replaceChild(textnode, item.childNodes[0]);

// Note: This example replaces only the Text node "Coffee" with a Text node "Water"

Before replacing:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Milk

After replacing:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Milk
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Definition and Usage

The replaceChild() method replaces a child node with a new node.

The new node could be an existing node in the document, or you can create a new node.

Tip: Use the removeChild() method to remove a child node from an element.

Browser Support

replaceChild() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


node.replaceChild(newnode, oldnode)

Parameter Values

Parameter Type Description
newnode Node object Required. The node object you want to insert
oldnode Node object Required. The node object you want to remove

Technical Details

Return Value: A Node object, representing the replaced node
DOM Version Core Level 1 Node Object

More Examples


Replace a <li> element in a list with a new <li> element:

// Create a new <li> element
var elmnt = document.createElement("li");

// Create a new text node called "Water"
var textnode = document.createTextNode("Water");

// Append the text node to <li>

// Get the <ul> element with id="myList"
var item = document.getElementById("myList");

// Replace the first child node (<li> with index 0) in <ul> with the newly created <li> element
item.replaceChild(elmnt, item.childNodes[0]);

// Note: This example replaces the entire <li> element

Before removing:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Milk

After removing:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Milk
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Element Object