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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

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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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