JavaScript textNode.splitText() Method

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JavaScript textNode.splitText() Method

The textNode.splitText() method breaks the Text node into two nodes at the specified offset, keeping both nodes in the tree as siblings.

After the split, the current node contains all the content up to the specified offset point, and a newly created node of the same type contains the remaining text.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>Hard fail</p> <p>Click on the button to split text and insert new text in it.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <p id="point"></p> <script> var p = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; var textnode = p.firstChild; function myFunction(){ var replacementNode = textnode.splitText(4); var span = document.createElement("span"); span.appendChild(document.createTextNode(" work never")); p.insertBefore(span, replacementNode); } </script> </body> </html>



Parameter Values

offsetRequiredA number specifies the position to split the text into two nodes.


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