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  1. #1
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    Quick Question?

    Below is an example of code I have been reading through theJavascript into on http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_whereto.asp and I cannot for the life of me figure out why you woud want to use the document.write command instead of just normal means (<p>TEST</p>)

    Can someone enlighten me?



    <!DOCTYPE
    < html>

    <html>
    <body>

    <h1>My First Web Page</h1>

    <p>My First Paragraph.</p>

    <button onclick="myFunction()">Try it</button>

    <script>
    function myFunction()
    {
    document.write("Oops! The document disappeared!");
    }
    </script>

    </body>
    </html>

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    document.write() is document's object method for dynamically "writing" text to the web document (that is your web page). <p></p> is a standard HTML tag used to insert (not dynamically) paragraphs into a web document.

    So above web document contains besides HTML "h1" and "p" tags a button whose onclick event handler is connected to the myfFunction() which when called writes down to the web page "Oops! The document disappeared!" text.
    Last edited by tech_soul8; 12-10-2013 at 12:07 PM.

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