> The text node can only exist within one div, it's not a quantum
> particle happily living in superposition across all five.

I love it, what a brilliant way to put it.



On Dec 12, 12:08 pm, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi Cyrus,
>
> The text node can only exist within one div, it's not a quantum
> particle happily living in superposition across all five. :-)  It's
> getting appended five times, but each time the previous parent loses
> it: "appendChild: Adds the node newChild to the end of the list of
> children of this node. If the newChild is already in the tree, it is
> first removed."[1]
>
> [1]http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Core/core.html#ID-184E7107
>
> HTH,
> --
> T.J. Crowder
> tj / crowder software / com
>
> On Dec 12, 3:00 pm, Cyrus <arianglan...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi there,
>
> > I have a weird problem. Imagine following html code:
>
> > <div class="test"></div>
> > <div class="test"></div>
> > <div class="test"></div>
> > <div class="test"></div>
> > <div class="test"></div>
>
> > I want to insert other html-code inside all divs class="test":
>
> > var html = document.createTextNode('test');
> > $$('.test').each(function(element) {
> >         element.appendChild(html);
> >         console.log(element);
>
> > });
>
> > This javascript code is executed after the dom:loaded event is fired.
> > The each function is executed 5 times, only html is appended only once
> > (at the last div). If I exchange the line:
>
> > element.appendChild(html);
>
> > into:
>
> > element.appendChild(document.createTextNode('test'));
>
> > every div contains the text 'test' -> Does anyone knows why it only
> > works once with a variable?
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