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    <!DOCTYPE html >
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <title>AJAX with PHP: Quickstart</title>
    <script type="text/javascript" >

    var n = 1;
    function testNextPrime() {
        var isPrime = true;
        n = n + 1;
       // console.log('testing', n);
        for (var i = 2; i <= Math.sqrt(n); i += 1) {
            if (n % i == 0) isPrime = false;
        }

        if (isPrime) {
           document.getElementById("result").innerHTML='n';
          // document.getElementById("myDiv").innerHTML
        }

        // Schedule the next test (this gives browser a chance to update display and process any other events)
        setTimeout(testNextPrime, 200);
    }

    // Start testing for primes
    testNextPrime();

    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <p> I want to update prime number here</p>

    <div id="result" >

    </div>   
    </body>
    </html>



Hi I tried to update the div tag using above code. if I use document.write(n) instead of document.getElementById("result").innerHTML='n'; I can print the values. What is the wrong with above code?

Edited by menukadevinda

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the div is not rendered on the page yet.

move line 26 to in between line 36 and 35

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</div>
<script>
    testNextPrime();
</script>
</body>
</html>
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In addition to stbuchok's suggestion, on line 17, remove the single quotes around the n. n is a variable. The single quotes will treat it as a string.

Should be..

document.getElementById("result").innerHTML=n;

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