Selection.rangeCount

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.rangeCount read-only property returns the number of ranges in the selection.

Before the user has clicked a freshly loaded page, the rangeCount is 0. A user can normally only select one range at a time, so the rangeCount will usually be 1. Scripting can be used to make the selection contain more than 1 range.

Syntax

value =
 sel.rangeCount

Specifications

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

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