Text

The Text interface represents the textual content of Element or Attr.

If an element has no markup within its content, it has a single child implementing Text that contains the element's text. However, if the element contains markup, it is parsed into information items and Text nodes that form its children.

New documents have a single Text node for each block of text. Over time, more Text nodes may be created as the document's content changes. The Node.normalize() method merges adjacent Text objects back into a single node for each block of text.

Constructor

Text() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a Text node with the parameter as its textual content.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, CharacterData.

Text.assignedSlot Read only
Returns a HTMLSlotElement representing the <slot> the node is inserted in.
Text.isElementContentWhitespace Read only This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.

Returns a Boolean flag indicating whether or not the text node contains only whitespace.

Text.wholeText Read only
Returns a DOMString containing the text of all Text nodes logically adjacent to this Node, concatenated in document order.
Text.assignedSlot Read only
Returns the HTMLSlotElement object associated with the element.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, CharacterData.

Text.replaceWholeText This is an obsolete API and is no longer guaranteed to work.
Replaces the text of the current node and all logically adjacent nodes with the specified text.
Text.splitText
Breaks the node into two nodes at a specified offset.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Text' in that specification.
Living Standard Removed the isElementContentWhitespace property.
Removed the replaceWholeText() method.
Added the Text() constructor.
Added the assignedSlot property.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Text' in that specification.
Obsolete Added the isElementContentWhitespace and wholeText properties.
Added the replaceWholeText() method.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Core Specification
The definition of 'Text' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'Text' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

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See also