The Range.selectNodeContents() sets the Range to contain the contents of a Node.

The parent Node of the start and end of the Range will be the reference node. The startOffset is 0, and the endOffset is the number of child Nodes or number of characters contained in the reference node.

Syntax

range.selectNodeContents(referenceNode);

Parameters

referenceNode
The Node whose contents will be selected within a Range.

Example

range = document.createRange();
referenceNode = document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0];
range.selectNodeContents(referenceNode);

Specifications

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