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console.log($('#text0').text());

$('#text0').text('<strong>Now I\'m a different text</strong>');

$('#text1').html('<strong>Now I\'m a different text</strong>');

$('#text2').prepend('This text comes before -- ');
$('#text2').append(' -- This text comes after ');

$('#shoppingList').append('<li>Eggs</li>').append('<li>Cookies</li>').prepend('<li>Chocolate</li>');

$('#shoppingList li:nth-child(2)').remove();
<!-- Easy jQuery - Reading and Writing to HTML Elements - #2 -->
<p>
Welcome to the second Easy jQuery Tutorial, part of <a href="http://www.easyprogramming.net">EasyProgramming.net</a>. We'll learn how to read from and write to elements on your webpage. It's pretty simple!
</p>
<p>
We've already done this in vanilla JavaScript with innerHTML, innerText, and appending using +=. jQuery is very similar with a special methods to append or prepend. 
</p>

<p>
jQuery Methods:
</p>
<table>
<thead>
  <th>Method</th>
  <th>Desc</th>
</thead>
<tbody>
  <tr>
    <td>$(selector).text()</td>
    <td>Read the inner text of the element if no parameters are passed. Ovverride inner text if passed with parameter. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>$(selector).html()</td>
    <td>Read the inner HTML of the element if no parameters are passed. Ovverride inner HTML if passed with parameter.</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>$(selector).append("some text")</td>
    <td>Add text/HTML after the selector</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>$(selector).prepend("some text")</td>
    <td>Add text/HTML before the selector</td>
  </tr>
	<tr>
    <td>$(selector).appendTo("some text")</td>
    <td>Add text/HTML inside the selector as the very first element</td>
  </tr>
	<tr>
    <td>$(selector).prependTo("some text")</td>
    <td>Add text/HTML inside the selector as the very last element</td>
  </tr>
	<tr>
    <td>$(selector).remove()</td>
    <td>Remove the selected HTML element</td>
  </tr>
</tbody>
</table>

<!-- Practice area -->
<h2>
Let's practice:
</h2>

<div id="text0">
This is some text from the first div
</div>
<div id="text1">
This is some text
</div>
<div id="text2">
This is some text
</div>
<ol id="shoppingList">
<li>Milk</li>
</ol>





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td, th {
  padding: 10px;
  border-bottom: solid #000 1px;
	font-size: .75em;
}