Range.detach()

The Range.detach() method releases a Range from use. This lets the browser choose to release resources associated with this Range. Subsequent attempts to use the detached range will result in a DOMException being thrown with an error code of INVALID_STATE_ERR.

Syntax

range.detach();

Example

var range = document.createRange();

range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
range.detach();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Range.detach()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification
The definition of 'Range.detach()' 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)
15.0 (15.0)[1]
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)
15.0 (15.0)[1]
9.0 9.0 (Yes)

[1] Starting in Gecko 15.0 (Firefox 15.0 / Thunderbird 15.0 / SeaMonkey 2.12), this method is a no-op and has no effect.

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