I think he's asking how to get the innerHTML, not to set it. I actually ran 
into this problem a few days ago and decided to use innerHTML, but I was 
wondering too if there was a "prototype way" to do it. I have also heard 
that innerHTML is not consistent across browsers.

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From: "Alex McAuley" <webmas...@thecarmarketplace.com>
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:13 AM
To: <prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: to InnerHTML or not to innerHTML?

>
> Molo:
>
> getValue will get the value of an element not its innerHTML.
>
> http://www.prototypejs.org/api/element/update
>
>
> i would use update();
>
> $('someNode').update('<li>My lovely html</li>');
>
>
>
> Alex Mcauley
> http://www.thevacancymarket.com
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "molo" <maurice_lowent...@ssga.com>
> To: "Prototype & script.aculo.us" 
> <prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 3:10 PM
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] to InnerHTML or not to innerHTML?
>
>
>>
>> Is there an alternative to innerHTML for getting the text in a td
>> element (or any element) in the code below?
>> I tried value and getValue but that did not work
>>
>> Is there any reason not to use innerHTML. I seem to remember reading
>> that it is not a standardized way of doing things?
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> <thead id="headman" style="">
>> <tr>
>> <td class="TableHeader">Account</td>
>> <td class="TableHeader">Shares</td>
>> <td class="TableHeader">Restricted Shares</td>
>> <td class="TableHeader">CostLocal</td>
>> <td class="TableHeader">CostBase</td>
>> <td class="TableHeader"/>
>> </tr>
>> </thead>
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> header = $('headman');
>> headerTd = header.select('td.TableHeader');
>>     headerTd.each(function(e){
>>     cell = e.innerHTML;
>>       row = row + cell + "\t";
>>     });
>> >
>>
>
>
> >
> 

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