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Range.deleteContents()

The Range.deleteContents() removes the contents of the Range from the Document.

Unlike Range.extractContents, this method does not return a DocumentFragment containing the deleted content.

Syntax

range.deleteContents()

Example

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

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 9.0 9.0 (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) 9.0 9.0 (Yes)

See also

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