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.


documentFragment = range.createContextualFragment(tagString)


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


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
var documentFragment = range.createContextualFragment(tagString);


Specification Status Comment
DOM Parsing and Serialization
The definition of 'Range.createContextualFragment()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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Basic support
Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 11Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 9WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 15Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


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Full support
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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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