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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.


node = sel.focusNode


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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes3.610 Yes5.1
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?

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