Prototype - update() Method


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

Given newContent can be a 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.

Syntax

element.update( newContent );

Return Value

Updated HTML element.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Prototype examples</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "/javascript/prototype.js"></script>
      
      <script>
         function showResult() {
            $('movies').update("Spider Man, USV-315");
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>Click the button to see the result</p>
      
      <div id = "movies">
         Speed, Titanic, Brave Heart
      </div>
      
      <input type = "button" value = "Click" onclick = "showResult();"/>
   </body>
</html>

Output


prototype_element_object.htm

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