JavaScript node.cloneNode() Method

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JavaScript node.cloneNode() Method

The node.cloneNode() method creates a copy of a node (including attributes and their values) and returns the clone.

Note: It does not copy event listeners added using addEventListener() or those assigned to element properties.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p id="point">Hello world</p> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); var dup = x.cloneNode(true); x.appendChild(dup); </script> </body> </html>



Parameter Values

deepOptionalIf true, the children of the node should also be cloned.
If false, to clone only the specified node.

Return Values

ObjectReturns a duplicate of the node on which this method was called.

Clone Node Only (not text)


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <button onclick="myTrue()">True</button> <button onclick="myFalse()">False</button> <p>I'm paragraph</p> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myTrue(){ var dup = x.cloneNode(true); document.body.appendChild(dup); } function myFalse(){ var dup = x.cloneNode(false); //Clone only node, not text var textnode = document.createTextNode("I'm also a paragraph"); dup.appendChild(textnode); document.body.appendChild(dup); } </script> </body> </html>


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