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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.Text()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 28.0 24.0 (24.0) No support 15.0 8.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 24.0 (24.0) No support 15.0 8.0

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