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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


HTMLElement.outerText is a nonstandard property. As a getter, it returns the same value as Node.innerText. As a setter, it removes the current node and replaces it with the given text.


See this StackOverflow answer.


Not part of any specification. Standards discussion: whatwg/html#668.

Microsoft has a description on MSDN.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Microsoft Edge Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) No support ? ? ?

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