Help with Javascript innerHtml please

I have a Javascript that is looping through a table's rows.  One of table cells (TD) contains a date.   Here's a sample:

<td class="ms-cellstyle ms-vb2"><span class="ms-noWrap" title="10/30/2015">10/30/2015</span></td>

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I have a variable named "col_date" which needs contain just the date (10/30/2015).

var col_date = row.cells[suspense_date_column].innerHTML;

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Right now col_date contains the whole  
<span class="ms-noWrap" title="10/30/2015">10/30/2015</span>

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.  How can I return just the date without the span tag?

Thanks
greddinAsked:
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Tom BeckCommented:
Maybe this:
var col_date = row.cells[suspense_date_column].getElementsByTagName('span')[0].innerHTML;

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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
use the innerText or textContent property rather than innerHTML.

Not all browsers support both innerText and textContent but all browsers should support at least one or the other.

http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/prop_node_textcontent.asp

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Rainer JeschorCommented:
+1 for Tom`s solution

Question: the HTML of the cell looks like a SharePoint generated table (at least the class names do :-))

Why dont you use jQuery?

Alternative solution:
var col_date = row.cells[suspense_date_column].getElementsByTagName('span')[0].getAttribute("title"); 

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HTH
Rainer
greddinAuthor Commented:
Thanks, both solutions are perfect. Appreciate the help!
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