This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


Node.innerText is a nonstandard property that represents the text content of a node 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.

Node.textContent is a somewhat similar standardized alternative, although there are important differences between the two.


There is an unofficial draft of the specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 4 45 (45) 6 9.6 (probably earlier) 3
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.3 (probably earlier) 45.0 (45) 10 (probably earlier) 12 4.1 (probably earlier)

See also


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