Document.createTextNode()

Creates a new Text node. This method can be used to escape HTML characters.

Syntax

var text = document.createTextNode(data);
  • text is a Text node.
  • data is a string containing the data to be put in the text node.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>createTextNode example</title>
<script>
function addTextNode(text) {
  var newtext = document.createTextNode(text),
      p1 = document.getElementById("p1");

  p1.appendChild(newtext);
}
</script>
</head>

<body>
  <button onclick="addTextNode('YES! ');">YES!</button>
  <button onclick="addTextNode('NO! ');">NO!</button>
  <button onclick="addTextNode('WE CAN! ');">WE CAN!</button>

  <hr />

  <p id="p1">First line of paragraph.</p>
</body>
</html>

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-document-createtextnode①

Browser compatibility

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