Document.replaceChildren()

The Document.replaceChildren() method replaces the existing children of a Document with a specified new set of children.

Syntax

replaceChildren(param1)
replaceChildren(param1, param2)
replaceChildren(param1, param2, /* ... ,*/ paramN)

Parameters

param1, …, paramN

A set of Node or string objects to replace the Document's existing children with. If no replacement objects are specified, then the Document is emptied of all child nodes.

Return value

None (undefined).

Exceptions

HierarchyRequestError DOMException

Thrown if the constraints of the node tree are violated.

Examples

Emptying a document

replaceChildren() provides a very convenient mechanism for emptying a document of all its children. You call it on the document without any argument specified:

document.replaceChildren();
document.children; // HTMLCollection []

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-parentnode-replacechildren①

Browser compatibility

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See also