Node.normalize()

The normalize() method of the Node interface puts the specified node and all of its sub-tree into a normalized form. In a normalized sub-tree, no text nodes in the sub-tree are empty and there are no adjacent text nodes.

Syntax

normalize()

Parameters

None.

Return value

None.

Example

<output id="result"></output>
const wrapper = document.createElement("div");

wrapper.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Part 1 "));
wrapper.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Part 2 "));

let node = wrapper.firstChild;
let result = "Before normalization:<br/>";
while (node) {
  result += ` ${node.nodeName}: ${node.nodeValue}<br/>`;
  node = node.nextSibling;
}

wrapper.normalize();

node = wrapper.firstChild;
result += "<br/><br/>After normalization:<br/>";
while (node) {
  result += ` ${node.nodeName}: ${node.nodeValue}<br/>`;
  node = node.nextSibling;
}

const output = document.getElementById("result");
output.innerHTML = result;

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard
# ref-for-dom-node-normalize①

Browser compatibility

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See also