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JavaScript

Difference between innerHTML & innerText ?

hey whats the basic difference between innerHTML & innerText ?

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,650 Points

Hi Ashish,

The key difference between the two methods is innerText returns a string rather than the original node tree within the element itself which is what innerHTML does. I've set up a simple fiddle to demonstrate this in action.

https://jsfiddle.net/7kzv92q6/1/

Hope that helps.