html() method | Get or Set HTML Content to an Element in jQuery

The html() method (innerHTML in JS) in Jquery returns the HTML content of an element.

Get HTML content

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Jquery html()</title>
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>


<div id="main" style="border:2px solid black">
  <h1>What is the full form of HTML?</h1>
  <p>The full form of the HTML is hyper text markup language.</p>
</div>

<button style="margin:30px;">Show HTML content</button>

<script>

$(document).ready(function(){
  $("button").click(function(){
    var allcontent = $("#main").html();
    alert(allcontent);
  });
});
</script>

</body>
</html>

The text() method will return only text content from the element.

Set HTML content

You can write HTML content in html() method’s parenthesis.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Jquery html()</title>
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>


<div id="main" style="border:2px solid black;width:400px;height:200px;"></div>

<button style="margin:30px;">Insert HTML content</button>

<script>

$(document).ready(function(){
  $("button").click(function(){
    $("#main").html("<h1 style='color:red;'>What is the full form of HTML?</h1><p>The full form of the HTML is hyper text markup language.</p></div>");
  });
});
</script>

</body>
</html>

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