Document.writeln()

Writes a string of text followed by a newline character to a document.

Syntax

document.writeln(line);

Parameters

  • line is string containing a line of text.

Example

document.writeln("<p>enter password:</p>");

Notes

document.writeln is the same as document.write but adds a newline.

Note: document.writeln (like document.write) does not work in XHTML documents (you'll get a "Operation is not supported" (NS_ERROR_DOM_NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR) error on the error console). This is the case if opening a local file with a .xhtml file extension or for any document served with an application/xhtml+xml MIME type. More information is available in the W3C XHTML FAQ.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'document.writeln()' in that specification.
Living Standard
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'document.writeln()' in that specification.
Obsolete

Browser compatibility

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