Range.toString()

The Range.toString() method is a stringifier returning the text of the Range.

Alerting the contents of a Range makes an implicit toString() call, so comparing range and text through an alert dialog is ineffective

Syntax

text = range.toString();

Example

var range = document.createRange();

range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
text = range.toString();

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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Full support
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See also

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