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The Range.isPointInRange() method returns a boolean indicating whether the given point is in the Range. It returns true if the point (cursor position) at offset within ReferenceNode is within this range.


bool = range.isPointInRange( referenceNode, offset )


The Node to compare with the Range.
The offset into Node of the point to compare with the Range.


range = document.createRange();
bool = range.isPointInRange(document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(0),1);


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Range.isPointInRange()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) No support 15.0 ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) No support 15.0 ?

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