The Range.startContainer read-only property returns the Node within which the Range starts. To change the start position of a node, use one of the Range.setStart() methods.

Syntax

startRangeNode = range.startContainer;

Example

range = document.createRange();
range.setStart(startNode,startOffset);
range.setEnd(endNode,endOffset);
startRangeNode = range.startContainer;

Specifications

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