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    Range.startContainer

    The Range.startContainer read-only property returns the Node within which the Range starts. To change the start position of a node, use one of the Range.setStart() methods.

    Syntax

    startRangeNode = range.startContainer;
    

    Example

    range = document.createRange();
    range.setStart(startNode,startOffset);
    range.setEnd(endNode,endOffset);
    startRangeNode = range.startContainer;
    

    Specifications

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