This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Selection.selectAllChildren() method adds all the children of the specified node to the selection. Previous selection is lost.

Syntax

sel.selectAllChildren(parentNode)

Parameters

parentNode
All children ofparentNode will be selected.parentNode itself is not part of the selection.

Examples

footer = document.getElementById("footer");
window.getSelection().selectAllChildren(footer);
/* Everything inside the footer is now selected *

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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