What is Lorem Ipsum text?

Ever wondered what is the below text and why it is used all over internet. Is it useful for me or not!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque adipiscing elementum tristique. Nulla facilisi. Curabitur vestibulum tempus tempus. Proin eu laoreet sem. Donec vitae felis massa. Mauris non suscipit nunc. Sed non leo augue. Duis posuere accumsan ante ut iaculis. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Cras bibendum lacus in orci venenatis nec pretium nisl dignissim. Sed et velit urna. Aenean tempor porta elit, quis facilisis lacus suscipit ut. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Praesent posuere porttitor odio, convallis imperdiet turpis interdum suscipit. Quisque non felis nec elit vulputate auctor. Maecenas volutpat auctor est ac ornare.

The text is common for using as the dummy text for printing and typesetting industry and the same text is carried over to internet for filling space when you do not have a real text and still want to see how your layout will look once the real text will be added. So, in web page, this text can be used for filling the space so that we know how our page will look after the text will be added. This can also be used when you just want to refer to a paragraph of text and not a particular text. Useless text can distract the viewer from the original point you want to make at a time. So, this well known text play a role there as well. I have used the lorum ipsum in this JavaScript Event Handler article, where I want to present example about innerHTML of the paragraph.

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