The Range.selectNode() method sets the Range to contain the Node and its contents. The parent Node of the start and end of the Range will be the same as the parent of the referenceNode.

Syntax

range.selectNode(referenceNode);

Parameters

referenceNode
The Node to select within a Range.

Example

var range = document.createRange();
var referenceNode = document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0);

range.selectNode(referenceNode);

Specifications

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

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) 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)

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