Creates a new Text node.

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 Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Document.createTextNode()' in that specification.
Recommendation No change
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'Document.createTextNode()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

  
Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)(Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) ?
  
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ?(Yes) ? ? ? ?

Document Tags and Contributors

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