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The Range.comparePoint() method returns -1, 0, or 1 depending on whether the referenceNode is before, the same as, or after the Range.

If the reference node is a Node of type Text, Comment, or CDATASection, then offset is the number of characters from the start of reference node. For other Node types, offset is the number of child nodes between the start of the reference node.


returnValue = range.comparePoint( referenceNode, offset )


The Node to compare with the Range.
An integer greater than or equal to zero representing the offset inside the referenceNode.


range = document.createRange();
returnValue = range.comparePoint(document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(0),1);


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'Range.comparePoint()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial specification.

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support 15.0 ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support 15.0 ?

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