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Prototype update() Method

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This method replaces the content of element with the provided newContent argument and returns element.

Given newContent can be plain text, an HTML snippet, or any JavaScript object which has a toString() method. If it contains any <script> tags, these will be evaluated after element has been updated

If no argument is provided, Element.update will simply clear element of its content.


element.update( newContent );

Return Value:

  • Updated HTML element.


<title>Prototype examples</title>

<script type="text/javascript" 

function showResult()
   $('movies').update("Spider Man, USV-315");



  <p>Click the button to see the result</p>
  <div id="movies">
      Speed, Titanic, Brave Heart

  <input type="button" value="Click" onclick="showResult();"/>


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