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The Selection.containsNode() method indicates if the node is part of the selection.

Syntax

sel.containsNode(node, partialContainment)

Parameters

node
The node that is being looked for in the selection.
partialContainment Optional
When true, containsNode() returns true when a part of the node is part of the selection. When false, containsNode() only returns true when the entire node is part of the selection. If not specified, the default value false is used.

Examples

 /* Check to see if anything inside the body element is selected */
 console.log(window.getSelection().containsNode(document.body, true));

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes41 No Yes Yes
partialContainment parameter is optional Yes ?55 No Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes Yes41 Yes Yes ?
partialContainment parameter is optional ? Yes ?55 Yes Yes ?

1. Before Firefox 35, the method didn't throw if node was null.

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