Element.replaceWith()

The Element.replaceWith() method replaces this Element in the children list of its parent with a set of Node or string objects. String objects are inserted as equivalent Text nodes.

Syntax

replaceWith(param1)
replaceWith(param1, param2)
replaceWith(param1, param2, /* … ,*/ paramN)

Parameters

param1, …, paramN

A set of Node or string objects to replace.

Return value

None (undefined).

Exceptions

HierarchyRequestError DOMException

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

Examples

Using replaceWith()

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

p.replaceWith(span);

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

replaceWith() is unscopable

The replaceWith() method is not scoped into the with statement. See Symbol.unscopables for more information.

with(node) {
  replaceWith("foo");
}
// ReferenceError: replaceWith is not defined

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-childnode-replacewith①

Browser compatibility

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See also