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Selection.focusNode read-only property returns the Node, in which selection ends.

A user may make a selection from left to right (in document order) or right to left (reverse of document order). The focus is where the user ended the selection. This can be visualized by holding the Shift key and pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard to modify the current selection. The selection's focus moves, but the selection's anchor, the other end of the selection, does not move.

Syntax

node = sel.focusNode

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Editing APIs
The definition of 'Selection.focusNode' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition
Selection API
The definition of 'Selection.focusNode' 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 3.6IE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support 5.1WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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

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