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    The Range.extractContents() method moves contents of the Range from the document tree into a DocumentFragment.

    Event Listeners added using DOM Events are not retained during extraction. HTML attribute events are retained or duplicated as they are for the Node.cloneNode() method. HTML id attributes are also cloned, which can lead to an invalid document if a partially-selected node is extracted and appended to the document.

    Partially selected nodes are cloned to include the parent tags necessary to make the document fragment valid.


    documentFragment = range.extractContents();


    var range = document.createRange();
    var documentFragment = range.extractContents();


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

    Browser compatibility

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

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