Document.createEntityReference()

Obsolete since Gecko 7.0 (Firefox 7.0 / Thunderbird 7.0 / SeaMonkey 2.4)
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Prior to Gecko 7.0 this method showed up as present, due to bug bug 9850, it always only returned null. The only workaround is to create a text node, CDATA section, attribute node value, etc. which has the value referred to by the entity, using Unicode escape sequences or fromCharCode() as necessary.

Specifications

createEntityReference

Browser compatibility

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createEntityReference
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support 1 — 30Edge No support NoFirefox No support 1 — 6IE No support NoOpera ? Safari No support 1 — 10WebView Android No support 1 — ≤37Chrome Android No support 18 — 30Firefox Android No support 4 — 6Opera Android ? Safari iOS No support 1 — 10Samsung Internet Android No support 1.0 — 2.0

Legend

No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.