jsoup - Set Text Content


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Following example will showcase use of method to set, prepend or append text to a dom element after parsing an HTML String into a Document object.

Syntax

Document document = Jsoup.parse(html);
Element div = document.getElementById("sampleDiv");     
div.text("This is a sample content.");   
div.prepend("Initial Text.");
div.append("End Text.");   

Where

  • document − document object represents the HTML DOM.

  • Jsoup − main class to parse the given HTML String.

  • html − HTML String.

  • div − Element object represent the html node element representing anchor tag.

  • div.text() − text(content) method replaces the element's content with the corresponding value.

  • div.prepend() − prepend(content) method adds the content before the outer html.

  • div.append() − append(content) method adds the content after the outer html.

Description

Element object represent a dom elment and provides various method to set, prepend or append html to a dom element.

Example

Create the following java program using any editor of your choice in say C:/> jsoup.

JsoupTester.java

import org.jsoup.Jsoup;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Document;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Element;

public class JsoupTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String html = "<html><head><title>Sample Title</title></head>"
         + "<body>"
         + "<div id='sampleDiv'><a id='googleA' href='www.google.com'>Google</a></div>"
         +"</body></html>";
      Document document = Jsoup.parse(html);

      Element div = document.getElementById("sampleDiv");
      System.out.println("Outer HTML Before Modification :\n"  + div.outerHtml());
      div.text(This is a sample content.");
      System.out.println("Outer HTML After Modification :\n"  + div.outerHtml());
      div.prepend("Initial Text.");
      System.out.println("After Prepend :\n"  + div.outerHtml());
      div.append("End Text.");
      System.out.println("After Append :\n"  + div.outerHtml());
   }
}

Verify the result

Compile the class using javac compiler as follows:

C:\jsoup>javac JsoupTester.java

Now run the JsoupTester to see the result.

C:\jsoup>java JsoupTester

See the result.

Outer HTML Before Modification :
<div id="sampleDiv">
 <a id="googleA" href="www.google.com">Google</a>
</div>
Outer HTML After Modification :
<div id="sampleDiv">
 This is a sample content.
</div>
After Prepend :
<div id="sampleDiv">
 Initial Text.This is a sample content.
</div>
After Append :
<div id="sampleDiv">
 Initial Text.This is a sample content.End Text.
</div>


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