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Cross-Browser Support For appendChild

Experts, I am using the follow snipet of code as a test case comparing FireFox and IE. The following works in IE but does NOT work in FireFox. I'm not sure what I'm missing.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
    function AddStuff()
    {
        var MyNewElement = document.createElement("div");
        MyNewElement.innerText = "Hi";
        document.getElementById("AddStuffToMe").appendChild(MyNewElement);
    }
    </script>
   
</head>
<body>
<a href="javascript:AddStuff();">Add</a>
<div id="AddStuffToMe"></div>
</body>
</html>

Thanks for your help!

~ C
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clickclickbang
Asked:
clickclickbang
3 Solutions
 
system_downCommented:
hi try like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
    function AddStuff()
    {
        var MyNewElement = document.createElement("div");
        MyNewElement.innerHTML = "Hi";
        document.getElementById("AddStuffToMe").appendChild(MyNewElement);
    }
    </script>
   
</head>
<body>
<a href="javascript:AddStuff();">Add</a>
<div id="AddStuffToMe"></div>
</body>
</html>

innerText -> innerHTML
Let me know
S_D
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BasilisciCommented:
The "standard way" to insert text is using appenChild also, so instead of this:

MyNewElement.innerText = "Hi";
document.getElementById("AddStuffToMe").appendChild(MyNewElement);

You could (or should) do:

document.getElementById("AddStuffToMe").appendChild(document.createTextNode("Hi!"));

But innerHTML propably works also, it just is sometimes unreliable in what content it accepts, and you may find your content intended as plain text to be interpreted as HTML markup.
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system_downCommented:

innerText seems not to work on every Browser even if it should :D.

S_D

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HonorGodCommented:
innerText is not part of W3C, it's a Microsoft only extension

http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/w3c_old.html

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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help! Good tip on innerText :)
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HonorGodCommented:
You're welcome.  Good luck
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