jQuery HTML Method
The jQuery html() method is a powerful tool that enables the manipulation of the HTML content of elements. It grants the ability to both retrieve and update the HTML content within selected elements. Here are examples illustrating the usage of the html() method:
Getting HTML Content
Consider an HTML structure with a <div> element:
To retrieve the HTML content of the div using jQuery
Setting HTML Content
The html() method can also be used to update the HTML content of elements:
After executing this code, the content of the div will change to the newly provided HTML structure.
Working with Multiple Elements
Similar to other jQuery methods, the html() method operates on the first element in the selection. For example:
In this scenario, both div elements will have their HTML content updated to the specified value.
Get and Set HTML Contents with html() Method
Get HTML Contents with html() Method
Set HTML Contents with html() Method
Difference between jQuery: text() and html() ?
The text() method in jQuery retrieves or sets the plain text content within selected elements, treating HTML tags as literal characters. On the other hand, the html() method allows the retrieval or modification of the entire HTML content, including the tags, attributes, and nested elements of the selected elements. This makes text() suitable for handling plain text content, while html() is more versatile for managing complete HTML structures within elements. It's important to exercise caution with the html() method when dealing with user-generated content to avoid security vulnerabilities.
The html() method is a powerful tool for manipulating HTML content, but it's important to be cautious when working with user-generated or untrusted content to prevent security vulnerabilities like cross-site scripting (XSS).