Jquery to update a label

Hi there,
I have the following JS.

        var expandCollapseLabel = document.createElement("label");
        expandCollapseLabel.id = "ExpandCollapseLabelID";
        expandCollapseLabel.innerHTML = "-";

Later on, in another function I have to update the label.
I tried the following.  It is getting called, but the label is not updated.  How can I do this?  Thanks.

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Julian HansenCommented:
Like this
expandCollapseLabel.innerHTML = "+";

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Tom BeckCommented:
A label does not have a value property. Use $("#ExpandCollapseLabelID").text("+").
Julian HansenCommented:
.val() is used for input elements not Label's - you have to treat the label as you would any other text element.
You also seem to be mixing JQuery and straight javascript - to update the element using JQuery as you are attempting you can do this


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Julian HansenCommented:
Here is a complete sample using just JQuery
<!doctype html>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
	var el = $('<label/>').attr('id', 'ExpandCollapseLabelID').html('-').appendTo('body');

	$('a').click(function(e) {

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