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


text = range.toString();


var range = document.createRange();

text = range.toString();


Specification Status Comment
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

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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