Range.setStartBefore()

The Range.setStartBefore() method sets the start position of a Range relative to another Node. The parent Node of the start of the Range will be the same as that for the referenceNode.

Syntax

range.setStartBefore(referenceNode);

Parameters

referenceNode
The Node before which the Range should start.

Example

var range = document.createRange();
var referenceNode = document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0);

range.setStartBefore(referenceNode);

Specifications

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