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The startContainer property of the StaticRange interface returns the start Node for the range.


var node = staticNode.startContainer
staticNode.startContainer = startContainer


A Node object.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'startContainer ' in that specification.
Living Standard  
Static Range
The definition of 'startContainer' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support 60Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera Full support 47Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 60Chrome Android Full support 60Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 47Safari iOS Full support 10.1Samsung 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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