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The Selection.removeRange() method removes a range from a selection.




A range object that will be removed to the selection.

Return value



/* Programmaticaly, more than one range can be selected.  
 * This will remove all ranges except the first. */
s = window.getSelection();
if(s.rangeCount > 1) {
 for(var i = 1; i < s.rangeCount; i++) {


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 58 (Yes) (Yes) ? 45 No support
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 58 58 (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 ? 45 No support

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