Node.innerText is a property that represents the "rendered" text content of a node and its descendants. As a getter, it approximates the text the user would get if they highlighted the contents of the element with the cursor and then copied to the clipboard. This feature was originally introduced by Internet Explorer, and was formally specified in the HTML standard in 2016 after being adopted by all major browser vendors.
Node.textContent is a somewhat similar alternative, although there are important differences between the two.
|HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'innerText' in that specification.
|Living Standard||Introduced, based on the draft of the innerText specification. See whatwg/html#465 and whatwg/compat#5 for history.|
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|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||4||45 (45)||6||9.6 (probably earlier)||3|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||2.3 (probably earlier)||45.0 (45)||10 (probably earlier)||12||4.1 (probably earlier)|