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    This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

    The NodeIterator.detach() method is a no-op, kept for backward compatibility only.

    Originally, it detached the NodeIterator from the set over which it iterates, releasing any resources used by the set and setting the iterator's state to INVALID. Once this method had been called, calls to other methods on NodeIterator would raise the INVALID_STATE_ERR exception. 




    var nodeIterator = document.createNodeIterator(
        { acceptNode: function(node) { return NodeFilter.FILTER_ACCEPT; } },
    nodeIterator.detach(); // detaches the iterator
    nodeIterator.nextNode(); // throws an INVALID_STATE_ERR exception


    Specification Status Comment
    The definition of 'NodeIterator.detach' in that specification.
    Living Standard Transformed in a no-op
    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
    The definition of 'NodeIterator.detach' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 1.0 3.5 (1.9.1)
    Since 22 (22), acts as a no-op.
    9.0 9.0 3.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.9.1)
    Since 22 (22), acts as a no-op.
    (Yes) 9.0 3.0

    See also

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