a1exlism
3/17/2018 - 2:36 PM

createElement_with_simple_html_tag_string

/**
 * @param {String} HTML representing a single element
 * @return {Element}
 */
function htmlToElement(html) {
    var template = document.createElement('template');
    html = html.trim(); // Never return a text node of whitespace as the result
    template.innerHTML = html;
    return template.content.firstChild;
}

var td = htmlToElement('<td>foo</td>'),
    div = htmlToElement('<div><span>nested</span> <span>stuff</span></div>');

/**
 * @param {String} HTML representing any number of sibling elements
 * @return {NodeList} 
 */
function htmlToElements(html) {
    var template = document.createElement('template');
    template.innerHTML = html;
    return template.content.childNodes;
}

var rows = htmlToElements('<tr><td>foo</td></tr><tr><td>bar</td></tr>');