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The Range.selectNodeContents() sets the Range to contain the contents of a Node.

The parent Node of the start and end of the Range will be the reference node. The startOffset is 0, and the endOffset is the number of child Nodes or number of characters contained in the reference node.




The Node whose contents will be selected within a Range.


range = document.createRange();
referenceNode = document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0];


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

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

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