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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The getSelection() property of the DocumentOrShadowRoot interface returns a Selection object, representing the range of text selected by the user, or the current position of the caret.


var selection = window.getSelection()




Selection object.


Specification Status Comment
Shadow DOM Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 53.0 ? ? No support[1]
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 53.0 ? ? ? ?


[1] See WebKit bug 163921

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