Range.cloneContents()

The Range.cloneContents() returns a DocumentFragment copying the objects of type Node included in the Range.

Event Listeners added using DOM Events are not copied during cloning. HTML attribute events are duplicated as they are for the DOM Core cloneNode method. HTML id attributes are also cloned, which can lead to an invalid document through cloning.

Partially selected nodes include the parent tags necessary to make the document fragment valid.

Syntax

documentFragment = range.cloneContents();

Example

range = document.createRange();
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
documentFragment = range.cloneContents();
document.body.appendChild(documentFragment);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Range.cloneContents()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'Range.cloneContents()' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also