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Compare innerText to a string constant

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How do I compare innerText to a string constant?  

var REQUIRED = "** Required **"

var theclass = document.getElementById("<%= FK_classification.ClientID %>");
alert(theclass.innerText);

I want to in effect do: Is  theclass.innerText equal to "** Required **"
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var theclass = document.getElementById("<%= FK_classification.ClientID %>");
theText  = theclass.textContent = theclass.innerText

if(theText!=REQUIRED){
  //different
}

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theText  = theclass.textContent = theclass.innerText

What does this statement do?  double assignment?
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by:Gary
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It's for cross browser support

Actually on double checking innerText seems supported by Firefox now but best to keep it for older browsers.
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And I screwed up there it should be
theText  = theclass.innerText || theclass.textContent 

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thanks
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