What is the difference between jQuery.html( ) and jQuery.append( ) methods in jQuery?

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jQuery.html() method

The html() method gets the html contents (innerHTML) of the first matched element. This property is not available on XML documents.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with jQuery.html() method in jQuery:

Live Demo

<html>
   <head>
      <title>jQuery html() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>    
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               var content = $(this).html();
               $("#result").html(content);
            });
         });
      </script>
      <style>
        div{
          margin:10px;
          padding:12px;
          border:2px solid #666;
          width:100px;
        }
      </style>    
   </head>    
   <body>
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <p id = "result"> THIS IS TEST </p>    
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;">
         <h1>This is square one </h1>
      </div>    
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;">
         <h1>This is square two </h1>
      </div>    
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;">
         <h1>This is square three </h1>
      </div>    
   </body>
</html>

jQuery.append() method

The append( content ) method appends content to the inside of every matched element.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with jQuery.append() method:

Live Demo

<html>
   <head>
      <title>jQuery append() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).append('<div class = "div"></div>' );
            });
         });
      </script>        
      <style>
        .div {
          margin:10px;
          padding:12px;
          border:2px solid #666;
          width:60px;
        }
      </style>
   </head>
   <body>
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
       
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>    
   </body>
</html>
raja
Published on 16-Dec-2017 17:35:52
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