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Access a DOM element with Javascript even if it's not created

setTimeout(function () {
    document.getElementById('myEl').innerText = 'Hey there, yo!';
}, 0);

var myDiv = document.createElement('div');
myDiv.id = 'myEl';
document.body.appendChild(myDiv);

// setTimeout() buys you some time until the DOM elements are loaded (and rendering is complete), even if it’s set to 0.

// Source: http://benhowdle.im/2013/01/29/settimeout/
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access-a-dom-element-with-javascript-even-if-its-not-created
<table class="highlighttable"><tr><td class="linenos"><div class="linenodiv"><pre><a href="#L-1"> 1</a> <a href="#L-2"> 2</a> <a href="#L-3"> 3</a> <a href="#L-4"> 4</a> <a href="#L-5"> 5</a> <a href="#L-6"> 6</a> <a href="#L-7"> 7</a> <a href="#L-8"> 8</a> <a href="#L-9"> 9</a> <a href="#L-10">10</a> <a href="#L-11">11</a></pre></div></td><td class="code"><div class="highlight"><pre><span></span><span id="L-1"><a name="L-1"></a><span class="nx">setTimeout</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="kd">function</span> <span class="p">()</span> <span class="p">{</span> </span><span id="L-2"><a name="L-2"></a> <span class="nb">document</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="nx">getElementById</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="s1">&#39;myEl&#39;</span><span class="p">).</span><span class="nx">innerText</span> <span class="o">=</span> <span class="s1">&#39;Hey there, yo!&#39;</span><span class="p">;</span> </span><span id="L-3"><a name="L-3"></a><span class="p">},</span> <span class="mi">0</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-4"><a name="L-4"></a> </span><span id="L-5"><a name="L-5"></a><span class="kd">var</span> <span class="nx">myDiv</span> <span class="o">=</span> <span class="nb">document</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="nx">createElement</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="s1">&#39;div&#39;</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-6"><a name="L-6"></a><span class="nx">myDiv</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="nx">id</span> <span class="o">=</span> <span class="s1">&#39;myEl&#39;</span><span class="p">;</span> </span><span id="L-7"><a name="L-7"></a><span class="nb">document</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="nx">body</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="nx">appendChild</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="nx">myDiv</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-8"><a name="L-8"></a> </span><span id="L-9"><a name="L-9"></a><span class="c1">// setTimeout() buys you some time until the DOM elements are loaded (and rendering is complete), even if it’s set to 0.</span> </span><span id="L-10"><a name="L-10"></a> </span><span id="L-11"><a name="L-11"></a><span class="c1">// Source: http://benhowdle.im/2013/01/29/settimeout/</span> </span></pre></div> </td></tr></table>
dom, html, js