DocumentFragment.replaceChildren()

The DocumentFragment.replaceChildren() method replaces the existing children of a DocumentFragment with a specified new set of children. These can be DOMString or Node objects.

Syntax

replaceChildren(...nodesOrDOMStrings)

Parameters

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

Exceptions

Examples

Emptying a document fragment

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

let fragment = new DocumentFragment();
let div = document.createElement("div");
let p = document.createElement("p");
fragment.append(p);
fragment.prepend(div);

fragment.children; // HTMLCollection [<div>, <p>]

fragment.replaceChildren();

fragment.children; // HTMLCollection []

Specifications

Specification
DOM
The definition of 'ParentNode.replaceChildren()' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also