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    Range.selectNodeContents()

    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.

    Syntax

    range.selectNodeContents(referenceNode);
    

    Parameters

    referenceNode
    The Node whose contents will be selected within a Range.

    Example

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

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    DOM
    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.
    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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    Last updated by: fscholz,