Range()

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Range() constructor returns a newly created Range object whose start and end is the global Document object.

Syntax

range = new Range()

Example

In this example we create a new range with the Range() constructor, and set its beginning and end positions using the Range.setStartBefore() and Range.setEndAfter() methods. We then select the range using window.getSelection() and Selection.addRange().

HTML

<p>First paragraph.</p>
<p>Second paragraph.</p>
<p>Third paragraph.</p>
<p>Fourth paragraph.</p>

JavaScript

const paragraphs = document.querySelectorAll('p');

// Create new range
const range = new Range();

// Start range at second paragraph
range.setStartBefore(paragraphs[1]);

// End range at third paragraph
range.setEndAfter(paragraphs[2]);

// Get window selection
const selection = window.getSelection();

// Add range to window selection
selection.addRange(range);

Result

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-range-range②

Browser compatibility

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See also