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Is innerHTML standards compliant?

Posted on 2008-06-19
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I read that innerHTML is "non W3C DOM" and I have no idea what that means....

http://www.javascriptkit.com/domref/elementproperties.shtml

Should I use this or is there a better method?  I want to alert the text found in a div.

My code works but I want to make sure it meets standards.
<div id="m52371426">Hello World</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
alert(document.getElementById("m52371426").innerHTML);
</script>

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Even when it is non W3C DOM about every major browser supports it. Why not use it?
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from www.w3schools.com:
http://www.w3schools.com/htmldom/dom_methods.asp

innerHTML is not a part of the W3C DOM specification. However, it is supported by all major browsers.
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Is there a W3C approved alternative?
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Probableto manually parse all childnodes...
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