Selection.isCollapsed

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This is an experimental technology
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.isCollapsed read-only property returns a Boolean which indicates whether or not there is currently any text selected; That is to say that the selection's start and end points are at the same position in the content.

Keep in mind that a collapsed selection may still have one (or more, in Gecko) Ranges, so Selection.rangeCount may not be zero. In that scenario, calling a Selection object's getRangeAt() method may return a Range object which is collapsed.

Syntax

bool =
 sel.isCollapsed

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Editing APIs
The definition of 'Selection.isCollapsed' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition
Selection API
The definition of 'Selection.isCollapsed' 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 ? ? ?

See also

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