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som bhardwaj

Joined: Jan 17, 2009
Posts: 2
i m using this code & trying to display "Showing List" using x.value = "Showing List"; but its not displaying. please suggest me how will it work?

function funct()
var x=document.createElement('li');
x.value = "Showing List";
x.text = "Showing list"
var y = document.getElementById('A1');

try {
y.add(x, null); // standards compliant; doesn't work in IE
catch(ex) {
y.add(x); // IE only


<body >
<ul id= 'A1'>String<script>funct();</script>



Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
li elements do not have text and value properties. You can set the attributes, but they are not going to do anything. If you want to add text to an li, you wither need to add a textNode or you have to use innerHTML.

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