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.


Returns a Text node with the parameter as its textual content.


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

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.


Inherits methods from its parent, CharacterData.

Returns a list of DOMQuad objects representing the CSS fragments of the node.
Replaces the text of the current node and all logically adjacent nodes with the specified text.
Breaks the node into two nodes at a specified offset.


DOM Standard (DOM)
# interface-text

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