Fred J. Fred J. - 2 months ago 10x
HTML Question

Convert jQuery element to html string

This JS code tries to modify the raw html. It does that by converting the html to jQuery element, does the modifications on the jQuery element then the part which is not working is converting back to raw html string.


will not work with xml as indicated in the docs

How can it convert the jQuery back to raw html string? Thanks

let jQ = $($.parseHTML(raw_html));
//modify jQ to heart content
console.log(jQ.html()); //<-- undefined

The raw_html

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html
PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" lang="en" xml:lang="en">



Output of

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Do var a = $('<div>').append(raw_html);

//do modifications to variable a

$(a).html() will display the correct html

NOTE this will strip head and other tags as discussed here

heres a plnkr