JavaScript element.outerText Property

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JavaScript element.outerText Property

The element.outerText property as a setter, it removes the current node and replaces it with the given text. As a getter, it it returns the same value as element.innerText.

Note: This property is non-standard.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <div> <p>Click on the to display the outerHTML of the div.</p> </div> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); var elem = document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.innerText = elem.outerText; } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

StringReturns a DOMString representing the rendered text content of an element.

outerText vs innerText


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <button onclick="myInnerText()">innerText</button> <button onclick="myOuterText()">outerText</button> <p>Output: <b></b></p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); var elem = document.getElementsByTagName("b")[0]; function myInnerText(){ elem.innerText = "Hello world"; } function myOuterText(){ elem.outerText = "Hello world"; } </script> </body> </html>


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