Selection.addRange()

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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

The Selection.addRange() method adds a Range to a Selection.

Syntax

sel.addRange(range)

Parameters

range
A Range object that will be added to the Selection.

Examples

/* Select all STRONG elements in an HTML document */

var strongs = document.getElementsByTagName("strong");
var s = window.getSelection();

if(s.rangeCount > 0) s.removeAllRanges();

for(var i = 0; i < strongs.length; i++) {
  var range = document.createRange();
  range.selectNode(strongs[i]);
  s.addRange(range);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Editing APIs
The definition of 'Selection.addRange()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition
Selection API
The definition of 'Selection.addRange()' in that specification.
Working Draft Current

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 1.0 ? ? ?

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