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.
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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