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HTML DOM Range selectNodeContents() Method

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

The startOffset is 0 every time, and the endOffset can be the number of child Nodes or number of characters contained in the reference Node.




  • referenceNode : The Node whose contents will set the Range Content.

Return Value: This method has no return value.

Example: This example shows how to set the content of the range using this method.

For better clarification of the example , console logged the range content in string text by toString() method.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM range selectNodeContents() method
    <div>This is the Range Content</div>
        var range;
        range = document.createRange();

Output: In console, range can be seen.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by DOM selectNodeContents() method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 1
  • Safari 1
  • Opera 9
  • Internet Explorer 9
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Last Updated : 12 Jul, 2022
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