CharacterData.replaceWith()

The replaceWith() method of the CharacterData interface replaces this node in the children list of its parent with a set of Node objects or string.

Strings are inserted as Text nodes; the string is being passed as argument to the Text() constructor.

Syntax

replaceWith(... nodes)

Parameters

nodes Optional

A comma-separated list of Node objects or strings that will replace the current node.

Note: If there no argument is passed, this method acts just remove the node from the DOM tree.

Exceptions

HierarchyRequestError DOMException

Thrown when the node cannot be inserted at the specified point in the hierarchy.

Example

<p id="myText">Some text</p>
let text = document.getElementById('myText').firstChild;
let em = document.createElement("em");
em.textContent = "Italic text";

text.replaceWith(em); // Replace `Some text` by `Italic text`

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-childnode-replacewith①

Browser compatibility

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See also