The data read-only property of the InputEvent interface returns a string with inserted characters. This may be an empty string if the change doesn't insert text, such as when characters are deleted.


A string.


In the following example, an event listener receives the input event. Any textual change to the <input> element is retrieved by and inserted into a paragraph using the Node.textContent property.

<p>Some text to copy and paste.</p>

<input type="text" />

<p class="result"></p>
const editable = document.querySelector("input");
const result = document.querySelector(".result");

editable.addEventListener("input", (e) => {
  result.textContent = `Inputted text: ${}`;


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