jQuery - text( val ) Method


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Description

The text( val ) method sets the text contents of all matched elements. This method is similar to html( val ) but escapes all HTML entities.

Syntax

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.text( val ) 

Parameters

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • val − Any string

Example

Following example would set the HTML content of the first paragraph in the second paragram but it escapes all the HTML tag.

<html>
   <head>
      <title>The Selecter Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      </script>
   
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            var content = $("p#pid1").html();
            $("#pid2").text(content);
         });
      </script>
		
      <style>
         .red { color:red; }
         .green { color:green; }
      </style>
		
   </head>
	
   <body>
      <p class="green" id="pid1">This is <i>first paragraph</i>.</p>
      <p class="red" id="pid2">This is second paragraph.</p>
   </body>
	
</html>

This will produce following result −


jquery-attributes.htm

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