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Selection.toString() method returns a string currently being represented by the selection object, i.e. the currently selected text.
str = sel.toString()
stris the string representation of selection.
This method returns the currently selected text.
alert(window.getSelection()) // What is called alert(window.getSelection().toString()) // What is actually being effectively called.
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The definition of 'Selection.toString()' in that specification.
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Selection, the interface it belongs to.