open method (document)
Opens a document stream for writing.
If more than two parameters are set for the document.open method, then it works like the window.open method. This page describes that case only if at most two parameters are set for the document.open method. For other cases, please see the page for the window.open method. Note: while the document is loading, the document stream is opened for writing. In that case, there is no need to open and close the output stream.
After the document has been loaded, the open method (if at most two parameters are specified) clears the current document. In Internet Explorer, the cleared document is placed in the history list before or after the current item depending on the second parameter of the open method.
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
Optional. String that specifies a MIME type for the document.
One of the following values:
Optional, only supported by Internet Explorer. String that specifies the position of the opened (and cleared) document in the history list. If not specified, the opened document will be placed after the current item in the history list.
Only the following value is supported:
Example HTML code 1:
This example illustrates the use of the open, write and close methods to replace the contents of the document:
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