OracleJavaScript API Reference for Oracle ADF Faces



Class Text

Direct Known Subclasses:

public abstract class Text
extends CharacterData
The Text interface inherits from CharacterData and represents the textual content (termed character data in XML) of an Element or Attr. If there is no markup inside an element's content, the text is contained in a single object implementing the Text interface that is the only child of the element. If there is markup, it is parsed into the information items (elements, comments, etc.) and Text nodes that form the list of children of the element.

When a document is first made available via the DOM, there is only one Text node for each block of text. Users may create adjacent Text nodes that represent the contents of a given element without any intervening markup, but should be aware that there is no way to represent the separations between these nodes in XML or HTML, so they will not (in general) persist between DOM editing sessions. The normalize() method on Node merges any such adjacent Text objects into a single node for each block of text.

Note that this object is implemented and supported by the web browser and results of its use may vary.

Field Summary

Fields inherited from org.w3c.dom.core.CharacterData

data, length

Fields inherited from org.w3c.dom.core.Node

ATTRIBUTE_NODE, attributes, CDATA_SECTION_NODE, childNodes, COMMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_FRAGMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_NODE, DOCUMENT_TYPE_NODE, ELEMENT_NODE, ENTITY_NODE, ENTITY_REFERENCE_NODE, firstChild, lastChild, localName, namespaceURI, nextSibling, nodeName, nodeType, nodeValue, NOTATION_NODE, ownerDocument, parentNode, prefix, previousSibling, PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE, TEXT_NODE

Fields inherited from org.ecmascript.object.Object

constructor, prototype

Method Summary

public Text
splitText(Object offset)
Breaks this node into two nodes at the specified offset, keeping both in the tree as siblings.

Methods inherited from org.w3c.dom.core.CharacterData

appendData, deleteData, insertData, replaceData, substringData

Methods inherited from org.w3c.dom.core.Node

appendChild, cloneNode, hasAttributes, hasChildNodes, insertBefore, isSupported, normalize, removeChild, replaceChild

Field Detail

Method Detail


public Text splitText(Object offset)

Breaks this node into two nodes at the specified offset, keeping both in the tree as siblings. After being split, this node will contain all the content up to the offset point. A new node of the same type, which contains all the content at and after the offset point, is returned. If the original node had a parent node, the new node is inserted as the next sibling of the original node. When the offset is equal to the length of this node, the new node has no data.

var txt = document.createTextNode('AAA-BBB-CCC');
var output1 = txt.splitText(4).data;
var output2 =;

Text - The new node, of the same type as this node.
DOMException INDEX_SIZE_ERR: Raised if the specified offset is negative or greater than the number of 16-bit units in data.
DOMException NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if this node is readonly.



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