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outerText property not working in Javascript

Posted on 2008-10-02
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outerText property works in Internet Explorer but does not work in Firefox. How to get it working in Firefox...what is the alernative in Javascript for Firefox...
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by:hielo
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>>outerText property works in Internet Explorer
Because it is an IE property only. It is NOT a "standard" property. Instead of:
obj.outerText

try:
obj.parentNode.innerHTML
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by:intikhabk
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suppose i have a table
like
<table>
 <tr>
    <td>test1</td>
    <td>test2</td
 </tr>
</table>

how do i get test1 ...i nead a javascript code which will work in IE as well as Firefox
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hielo earned 500 total points
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give your td an id:

<table>
 <tr>
    <td id="c1">test1</td>
    <td>test2</td
 </tr>
</table>
 
then use:
document.getElementById("c1").innerHTML

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