Element.after()

The Element.after() method inserts a set of Node or string objects in the children list of the Element's parent, just after the Element. String objects are inserted as equivalent Text nodes.

Syntax

after(node1)
after(node1, node2)
after(node1, node2, /* ... ,*/ nodeN)

Parameters

node1, …, nodeN

A set of Node or string objects to insert.

Return value

None (undefined).

Exceptions

HierarchyRequestError DOMException

Thrown when the node cannot be inserted at the specified point in the hierarchy.

Examples

Inserting an element

let container = document.createElement("div");
let p = document.createElement("p");
container.appendChild(p);
let span = document.createElement("span");

p.after(span);

console.log(container.outerHTML);
// "<div><p></p><span></span></div>"

Inserting text

let container = document.createElement("div");
let p = document.createElement("p");
container.appendChild(p);

p.after("Text");

console.log(container.outerHTML);
// "<div><p></p>Text</div>"

Inserting an element and text

let container = document.createElement("div");
let p = document.createElement("p");
container.appendChild(p);
let span = document.createElement("span");

p.after(span, "Text");

console.log(container.outerHTML);
// "<div><p></p><span></span>Text</div>"

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-childnode-after①

Browser compatibility

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See also