This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Selection.deleteFromDocument() method deletes the actual text being represented by a selection object from the document's DOM.

Syntax

sel.deleteFromDocument()

Parameters

None.

Examples

A user selects the (imaginary) text "ve two ea" from "Rabbits have two ears." on a web page. The user then clicks a button that executes the JavaScript snippet window.getSelection().deleteFromDocument(). The document's text becomes "Rabbits hars."

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 55IE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 55Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

See also

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