Range.createContextualFragment

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The Range.createContextualFragment() method returns a DocumentFragment by invoking the HTML fragment parsing algorithm or the XML fragment parsing algorithm with the start of the range (the parent of the selected node) as the context node. The HTML fragment parsing algorithm is used if the range belongs to a Document whose HTMLness bit is set. In the HTML case, if the context node would be html, for historical reasons the fragment parsing algorithm is invoked with body as the context instead.

Syntax

documentFragment = range.createContextualFragment( tagString )

Parameters

tagString
Text that contains text and tags to be converted to a document fragment.

Example

var tagString = "<div>I am a div node</div>";
var range = document.createRange();
// make the parent of the first div in the document becomes the context node
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
var documentFragment = range.createContextualFragment(tagString);
document.body.appendChild(documentFragment);

Specification

Specification Status Comment
DOM Parsing and Serialization Living Standard Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) Not supported 15.0 ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) Not supported 15.0 ?

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