The Range.cloneRange() method returns a Range object with boundary points identical to the cloned Range.

The returned clone is copied by value, not reference, so a change in either Range does not affect the other.

Syntax

clone = range.cloneRange();

Example

range = document.createRange();
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
clone = range.cloneRange();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Range.cloneRange()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'Range.cloneRange()' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 9.0 9.0 (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) 9.0 9.0 (Yes)

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