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Text.isElementContentWhitespace

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The Text.isElementContentWhitespace read-only property returns a Boolean flag indicating whether or not the text node's content consists solely of whitespace.

Syntax

b = textnode.isElementContentWhitespace;

Example

In the example below, we create a node with mixed display and whitespace characters and the attribute is false.

var tn = document.createTextNode("Hello world");
tn.isElementContentWhitespace; /* evaluates to false */

For a node that is all whitespace characters, the isElementContentWhitespace evaluates to true.

var ws = document.createTextNode("  \t \r\n   ")
ws.isElementContentWhitespace; /* evaluates to true */

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Text' in that specification.
Living Standard Removed from the spec.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'Text.isElementContentWhitespace' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? Yes — 10 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ? Yes — 10 No No ?

See also

  • The Text interface it belongs to.

Document Tags and Contributors

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