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HTML | DOM createElement() Method
  • Last Updated : 24 Jul, 2019

In HTML document, the document.createElement() is a method used to create the HTML element. The element specified using elementName is created or an unknown HTML element is created if the specified elementName is not recognized.

Syntax

var element = document.createElement("elementName");

In the above syntax, elementName is passed as a parameter. elementName specifies the type of the created element. The nodeName of the created element is initialized to the elementName value. The document.createElement() returns the newly created element.

Example 1: This example illustrates how to create a <p> element.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <script>
        function createparagraph() {
            var x = document.createElement("p");
            var t = 
                document.createTextNode("Paragraph is created.");
            x.appendChild(t);
            document.body.appendChild(x);
        }
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <button onclick="createparagraph()">CreateParagraph</button>
</body>
  
</html>                    

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Output:
Initially:

After pressing Create Paragraph button:

Explanation:

  • Start with creating a <p> element using document.createElement().
  • Create a text node using document.createTextNode().
  • Now, append the text to <p> using appendChild().
  • Append the <p> to <body> using appendChild().

Example 2: This example illustrates how to create a <p> element and append it to a <div> element.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <script>
        function createparagraph() {
            var x = document.createElement("p");
            var t = 
                document.createTextNode("Paragraph is created.");
            x.appendChild(t);
            document.getElementById("divid").appendChild(x);
        }
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div id="divid"> A div element</div>
    <button onclick="createparagraph()">CreateParagraph</button>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Initially:

After pressing the CreateParagraph button:

Supported Browser: The browsers supported by DOM createElement() Method
are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • SAfari
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