The Range.insertNode() method inserts a node at the start of the Range.

The new node is inserted at the start boundary point of the Range. If the new node is to be added to a text Node, that Node is split at the insertion point, and the insertion occurs between the two text nodes.

If the new node is a document fragment, the children of the document fragment are inserted instead.

Syntax

range.insertNode(newNode);

Parameters

newNode
The Node to insert at the start of the range.

Example

range = document.createRange();
newNode = document.createElement("p");
newNode.appendChild(document.createTextNode("New Node Inserted Here"));
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
range.insertNode(newNode);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes299 Yes
Collapsed ranges Yes Yes1499 Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes49 Yes ?
Collapsed ranges Yes Yes Yes149 Yes ?

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