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Node.innerText

A property representing the text within a DOM element and its descendants. As a getter, it approximates the text the user would get if they highlighted the contents of the element with the cursor and then copied to the clipboard.

Spec https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/dom.html#the-innertext-idl-attribute
Status WHATWG Living Standard
IE Edge Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
      73    
    65 72    
    64 71 TP  
11 18 63 70 12 56
10 17 62 69 11.1 55
9 16 61 68 11 54
8 15 60 67 10.1 53
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7 14 59 66 10 52
6 13 58 65 9.1 51
5.5 12 57 64 9 50
    56 63 8 49
    55 62 7.1 48
    54 61 7 47
    53 60 6.1 46
    52 59 6 45
    51 58 5.1 44
    50 57 5 43
    49 56 4 42
    48 55 3.2 41
    47 54 3.1 40
    46 53   39
    45 52   38
    44 51   37
    43 50   36
    42 49   35
    41 48   34
    40 47   33
    39 46   32
    38 45   31
    37 44   30
    36 43   29
    35 42   28
    34 41   27
    33 40   26
    32 39   25
    31 38   24
    30 37   23
    29 36   22
    28 35   21
    27 34   20
    26 33   19
    25 32   18
    24 31   17
    23 30   16
    22 29   15
    21 28   12.1
    20 27   12
    19 26   11.6
    18 25   11.5
    17 24   11.1
    16 23   11
    15 22   10.6
    14 21   10.5
    13 20   10.0-10.1
    12 19   9.5-9.6
    11 18   9
    10 17    
    9 16    
    8 15    
    7 14    
    6 13    
    5 12    
    4 11    
    3.6 10    
    3.5 9    
    3 8    
    2 7    
      6    
      5    
      4    
iOS Safari Opera Mini Android Browser Blackberry Browser Opera Mobile Android Chrome Android Firefox IE Mobile Android UC Browser Samsung Internet QQ Browser Baidu Browser
12 all 67 10 46 70 63 11 11.8 7.2 1.2 7.12
11.3-11.4   4.4.3-4.4.4 7 12.1     10   6.2    
11.0-11.2   4.4   12         5    
10.3   4.2-4.3   11.5         4    
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10.0-10.2   4.1   11.1              
9.3   4   11              
9.0-9.2   3   10              
8.1-8.4   2.3                  
8   2.2                  
7.0-7.1   2.1                  
6.0-6.1                      
5.0-5.1                      
4.2-4.3                      
4.0-4.1                      
3.2                      

Notes

This test only checks that the property exists and works correctly in a very simple case.
This blog post by kangax explains the history of this property, gives much more detailed cross-browser compatibility information, and gives a detailed strawman specification for the property.
Node.innerText is similar to, but has some important differences from, the standard Node.textContent property.

Bugs

  • In IE10 and IE11, when using innerText (and also innerHTML or outerHTML) on a textarea which has a placeholder attribute, the returned HTML/text also uses the placeholder's value as the actual textarea's value. See bug.

Resources

Data by caniuse.com
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0.
http://caniuse.com/#feat=innertext