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HTML DOM Range startContainer property

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  • Last Updated : 14 Jul, 2022
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The startContainer property returns the Parent Node within which the Current Range starts. This is a read only property.


ParentNode = range.startContainer;

Return Value: 

  • Returns the node within which the current range starts.

Example: This example will show how to get the startContainer Node of the Current Range.


<title>HTML DOM range startContainer property</title>   
<p>This is the Range Content</p>
    let range = document.createRange();
    let referenceNode = document.getElementsByTagName('p').item(0);

Output: In console, we got the startContainer Node for our range.

Supported Browsers: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Safari 1 and above
  • Opera 9 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
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