> On Sun, 5 Sep 2021 22:44:44 -0000 (UTC), Jon Ribbens wrote:
>> On 2021-09-05, bill <wil...@TechServSys.com> wrote:
>>> I know how to change the value of a span or div using:
>>> onClick= document.getElementById("searchkey").value = "type min 3
“span” or “div” elements do not have a built-in “value” property.
>>> but that does not work for an input type=text element.
*That* should work, though, as the corresponding object *does* have a built-
in value property.
>>> What is the proper way to do that?
>> Did you mean that the other way around? If so you might want the
>> 'textContent' property.
> And make sure correct quoting is used. Use HTML entity and escape sequence
> if necessary.
> Cause, the provided sample code will never work, regardless of what HTML
> tag/element it is on.
By contrast to the “innerHTML” property, the “textContent” property does not
require any escaping beyond the one required for a syntactically correct
ECMAScript program; indeed, if you HTML-escape the value assigned to it, the
escape sequences will be displayed verbatim.
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