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January 29, 2001 - Inserting DOM Strings

Yehuda Shiran January 29, 2001
Inserting DOM Strings
Tips: January 2001

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
Doc JavaScript

Netscape 6 is richer in functionality than Internet Explorer, as far as text manipulation is concerned. The insertData() method is one example. Operating on text nodes, it inserts a string to the text node data. You can specify the offset at which to insert, and the data to insert. Here is its syntax:

textObj.insertData(offset, data);


offset is a long integer value indicating the offset, in characters, from the beginning of the string, where to insert the new string.
  • data is the string to insert.

    Let's create a text node at the document level. We put the following line in the header of this tip:

    txtObj = document.createTextNode("Doc JavaScript Columns");

    and then let's insert "BiWeekly " at offset 15. Click this button to make it happen in Netscape 7. Clicking in Internet Explorer 6 will also work.

    Here is the definition of this button:

    <INPUT TYPE="button" VALUE="Insert a String" onClick="javascript:handleClick()">