Document.open() method opens a document for
This does come with some side effects. For example:
- All event listeners currently registered on the document, nodes inside the document, or the document's window are removed.
- All existing nodes are removed from the document.
Document object instance.
The following simple code opens the document and replaces its content with a number of different HTML fragments, before closing it again.
document.open(); document.write("<p>Hello world!</p>"); document.write("<p>I am a fish</p>"); document.write("<p>The number is 42</p>"); document.close();
document.open() call happens when
document.write() is called after the page has loaded.
This method is subject to the same same-origin policy as other properties, and does not work if doing so would change the document's origin.
There is a lesser-known and little-used three-argument version of
document.open(), which is an alias of
its page for full details).
This call, for example opens github.com in a new window, with its opener set to
Browsers used to support a two-argument
document.open(), with the
type specified the MIME type of the data you are writing (e.g.
text/html) and replace if set (i.e. a string of
specified that the history entry for the new document would replace the current history
entry of the document being written to.
This form is now obsolete; it won't throw an error, but instead just forwards to
document.open() (i.e. is the equivalent of just running it with no
arguments). The history-replacement behavior now always happens.
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