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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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 58Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support 45Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 58Chrome Android Full support 58Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 45Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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