This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

The Range.intersectsNode() method returns a boolean indicating whether the given Node intersects the Range.


bool = range.intersectsNode( referenceNode )


The Node to compare with the Range.


var range = document.createRange();

var bool = range.intersectsNode(document.getElementsByTagName("p").item(0));


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 17 (17) [1] Not supported 15.0 ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 19.0 (19) [1] Not supported 15.0 ?

[1] Gecko supported it up to Gecko 1.9, then removed it until Gecko 17 where it was reimplemented, matching the spec.

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