The Range.cloneRange() method returns a Range object with boundary points identical to the cloned Range.

The returned clone is copied by value, not reference, so a change in either Range does not affect the other.

Syntax

clone = range.cloneRange();

Example

range = document.createRange();
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
clone = range.cloneRange();

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes499 Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?

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