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

Syntax

sel.removeRange(range)

Parameters

range
A range object that will be removed to the selection.

Return value

undefined

Examples

/* 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++) {
  s.removeRange(s.getRangeAt(i));
 }
}

Specifications

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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support58 Yes Yes ?45 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5858 Yes Yes45 No ?

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