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jQuery: how to change tag name?

jQuery: how to change tag name?

For example:

<tr>
    $1
</tr>

I need

<div>
    $1
</div>

Yes, I can

  1. Create DOM element <div>
  2. Copy tr content to div
  3. Remove tr from dom

But can I make it directly?

PS:

    $(tr).get(0).tagName = "div"; 

results in DOMException.

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Answer

You can replace any HTML markup by using jQuery’s .replaceWith() method.

example: http://jsfiddle.net/JHmaV/

Ref.: .replaceWith

If you want to keep the existing markup, you could use code like this:

$('#target').replaceWith('<newTag>' + $('#target').html() +'</newTag>')
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