Why is document.getElementById(‘tableId’).innerHTML not working in IE8?

Since the problem is in IE8, see MSDN:

The property is read/write for all objects except the following, for which it is read-only: COL, COLGROUP, FRAMESET, HEAD, HTML, STYLE, TABLE, TBODY, TFOOT, THEAD, TITLE, TR.

(emphasis mine)

Colin’s work-around (setting innerText on the td instead of innerHTML on the tr) is a good one in your case. If your needs become more complex, you’ll have to resort to The Table Object Model.

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