Prototype - empty() Method


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This method tests whether element is empty (i.e., contains only whitespace).

Syntax

element.empty;

Return Value

If it finds that element is an empty one, then it returns true, otherwise false.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Prototype examples</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "/javascript/prototype.js"></script>
      
      <script>
         function showResult() {
            if($('wallet').empty() ) {
               alert( "Wallet is empty " );
            }
            if($('cart').empty() ) {
               alert( "Cart is full" );
            }
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
      <div id = "wallet">     </div>
      <div id = "cart">full!</div>
      <br />
      <input type = "button" value = "showResult" onclick = "showResult();"/>
   </body>
</html>

In this example −

$('wallet').empty();
// -> true
$('cart').empty();
// -> false

Output


prototype_element_object.htm

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