Document.createComment()

createComment() creates a new comment node, and returns it.

Syntax

CommentNode = document.createComment(data);

Parameters

data
A string containing the data to be added to the Comment.

Example

var docu = new DOMParser().parseFromString('<xml></xml>',  'application/xml');
var comment = docu.createComment('This is a not-so-secret comment in your document');

docu.getElementsByTagName('xml')[0].appendChild(comment);

alert(new XMLSerializer().serializeToString(docu));
// Displays: <xml><!--This is a not-so-secret comment in your document--></xml>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'document.createComment' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
createCommentChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support 7WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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