neo-nant neo-nant - 3 months ago 13
Javascript Question

Javascript nodeValue returns null

Title should make my problem well described.Here goes my code.

<div id="adiv"><text>Some text</text></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
function vb(){
alert(document.getElementById("adiv").firstChild.nodeValue); //returns null
}
</script>
<input type="button" onclick="vb();" value="get"/>


wheres the problem..?

Answer

In order to get [merged] text content of an element node:

function vb(){
var textnode = document.getElementById("adiv").firstChild;
alert(textnode.textContent || textnode.innerText);
}

In order to get text content of a text node:

function vb(){
alert(document.getElementById("adiv").firstChild.firstChild.nodeValue);
}
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