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


range = new Range()


range = new Range();
endNode = document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(3);
endOffset = document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(3).childNodes.length;


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Range.Range()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 24.0 (24.0) No support 15.0 (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 24.0 (24.0) No support 15.0 (Yes)

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