Range.deleteContents()

The Range.deleteContents() method 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.
Obsolete Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also