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textContent and innerText vs Google Chrome

can't modify page with javascript

8:56 pm on Jun 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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i have the next code:

html body related to topic:
generated in <b><span id="time"> </span></b> seconds<br>

javascript related to topic:
<script type='text/javascript'>
var hasInnerText = (document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].innerText != undefined) ? true : false;
var elem = document.getElementById("time");

elem.textContent = "0.003 ";
} else{
elem.innerText = "0.003 ";

They're purpose obviously is to send the time it took for the page to be generated to the top of the page. This code works flawlessly in any browser i tested it in except Google Chrome where the time isn't sent up the page. Any ideas why that might happen?
Thanks in advance.

1:15 pm on June 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld! I'm not sure what the exact cause is, but it seems to me that this only fails when you have no value within <span id="time"> </span>. Try this instead:

<span id="time">&nbsp;</span>

That seemed to fix it.

2:37 pm on June 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the reply and solution Fotiman, that indeed fixed my problem. Doubt I would of ever figured it out on my own.

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