The Range.insertNode() method inserts a node at the start of the Range.

The new node is inserted at the start boundary point of the Range. If the new node is to be added to a text Node, that Node is split at the insertion point, and the insertion occurs between the two text nodes.

If the new node is a document fragment, the children of the document fragment are inserted instead.




The Node to insert at the start of the range.


range = document.createRange();
newNode = document.createElement("p");
newNode.appendChild(document.createTextNode("New Node Inserted Here"));


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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier)
14.0 (14.0)[1]
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)
14.0 (14.0)[1]
9.0 9.0 (Yes)

[1] Prior to Gecko 14.0 (Firefox 14.0 / Thunderbird 14.0 / SeaMonkey 2.11), this method had no effect on collapsed ranges. Now it behaves as per the specification.

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