This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Text() constructor returns a newly created Text object with the optional DOMString given in parameter as its textual content.


text1 = new Text(); // Create an empty text node
text2 = new Text("This is a text node");


text = new Text("Test");


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Text()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support 28Edge ? Firefox Full support 24IE No support NoOpera Full support 15Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 28Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 24Opera Android Full support 15Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android ?


Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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