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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.


startRangeNode = range.startContainer;


range = document.createRange();
startRangeNode = range.startContainer;


Specification Status Comment
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.

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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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