HTML DOM setStartAfter() method

The HTML DOM Range setStartAfter() method sets the starting position of a Range. An element used to set the starting point range is referenceNode element. In this method, the reference element used is not included in the range.

Syntax:

range.setStartAfter(refNode);

Parameters:

  • referenceNode element: The Node which is used to set the starting of the range.

Return Value: This method has no return value.

Example: This example will show how to set the starting of the range using setStartAfter(). Also in this example, I had also used setEndAfter() method to set the ending of the range. The start reference node here is the first <i> element of the document.



For reference, i had also console logged the range in the text to make it clear.

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<html>
<head>
<title>HTML DOM range setStartAfter() property</title>    
</head>
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    The range will start after 
1st element in italics<i> RangeStart
</i> The range started after 1st i 
element <i>RangeEnd</i>
</body>
<script>
    var range = document.createRange();
    var refNode1 = document.getElementsByTagName("i").item(0);
    var refNode2 = document.getElementsByTagName("i").item(1);
    range.setStartAfter(refNode1);
    range.setEndAfter(refNode2);
    console.log(range);
    console.log(range.toString())
</script>
</html>

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Output: In console, range made with startOffset and endOffset can be seen.

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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