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




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


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


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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 1.0 ? ? ?

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