HTMLIFrameElement.clearMatch()

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The clearMatch() method of the HTMLIFrameElement clears any content highlighted by findAll() or findNext().

Invoking this method results in a mozbrowserfindchange event firing, which carries details about the search results.

Note: Use of the Browser API requires a privileged app, and browser and/or embed-apps permissions, depending on what you want to do. See Using the Browser API for more details.

Syntax

instanceOfHTMLIframeElement.clearMatch();

Returns

Void.

Parameters

None.

Example

The following function is taken from our Browser API demo, and (amongst other things) clears the search results when the search bar is hidden, if an existing search is active. See Implementing the search bar for more explanation.

searchToggle.addEventListener('touchend',function() {
  if(search.getAttribute('class') === 'search') {
    search.setAttribute('class', 'search shifted');
  } else if(search.getAttribute('class') === 'search shifted') {
    search.setAttribute('class', 'search');
    if(searchActive) {
      browser.clearMatch();
      searchActive = false;
      prev.disabled = true;
      next.disabled = true;
      searchBar.value = '';
    }
  }
});

Specification

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 47
Notes
Full support 47
Notes
Notes Supported in chrome code only.
IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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