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#842 closed feature (wontfix)

Opened January 17, 2007 08:31PM UTC

Closed January 31, 2007 05:22PM UTC

Last modified June 19, 2007 08:13AM UTC

DOM manipulation: Add 'replace' method

Reported by: sebastien@project-oj Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: core Version:
Keywords: dom manipulation replace Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

The replace method could be used to replace the actual content of an element. Suppose I have an HTML code like this:

  <span class="username label">USERNAME</span> 
  <span class="useraddress label">USERADDRESS<span> 

and I want to replace the content of the ".username.label" and ".useraddress.label" by some JavaScript-generated value. It would be really cool to have a replace function that could be used as:

$(".username.label").replace("John Smith")
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Changed January 28, 2007 03:20AM UTC by jquery@kenma comment:1

Javascript already has a native replace() method - it invokes the regular expression engine on a string, and could very easily be used in your scenario (although not as elegant). There might be a more efficient/elegant way to do this with jQuery, however I am still very new to this myself.

For a single-item use:

$('.username.label').text($('.username.label').text().replace(/USERNAME/,'John Smith'));

For n items use:



$(this).text($(this).text().replace(/USERNAME/,'John Smith'));



More info on the JS regex engine can be found here:

Changed January 31, 2007 05:22PM UTC by brandon comment:2

priority: majorminor
resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed