Text.replaceWholeText()

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This feature is obsolete.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.replaceWholeText() method replaces the text of the node and all of its logically adjacent text nodes with the specified text. The replaced nodes are removed, including the current node, unless it was the recipient of the replacement text.

A DOMException with the value NO_MODIFICATION_ERR is thrown if one of the text nodes being replaced is read only.

This method returns the text node which received the replacement text, or null if the replacement text is an empty string.  The returned node is the current node unless the current node is read only, in which case the returned node is a newly created text node of the same type which has been inserted at the location of the replacement.

Syntax

replacementNode = textnode.replaceWholeText(content) 

Example

See the example for the Text.wholeText property.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support ? — 45Edge ? Firefox No support ? — 10IE Full support YesOpera No support ? — 32Safari No support NoWebView Android No support ? — 45Chrome Android No support ? — 45Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support ? — 10Opera Android No support ? — 32Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

  • The Text interface it belongs to.

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, jwhitlock, teoli, ziyunfei, jsx, Reachmeatshivam, Sheppy
Last updated by: fscholz,