Name

Range: represents a contiguous range of a document — DOM Level 2 Range: Object → Range

Constants

These constants specify how the boundary points of two Range objects are compared. They are the legal values for the how argument to the compareBoundaryPoints( ) method (see the Range.compareBoundaryPoints( ) reference page):

unsigned short START_TO_START = 0

Compares the start of the specified range to the start of this range.

unsigned short START_TO_END = 1

Compares the start of the specified range to the end of this range.

unsigned short END_TO_END = 2

Compares the end of the specified range to the end of this range.

unsigned short END_TO_START = 3

Compares the end of the specified range to the start of this range.

Properties

The Range interface defines the following properties. Note that all of these properties are read-only. You cannot change the start or end points of a range by setting properties; you must call setEnd( ) or setStart( ) instead. Note also that after you call the detach( ) method of a Range object, any subsequent attempt to read any of these properties throws a DOMException with a code of INVALID_STATE_ERR:

readonly boolean collapsed

true if the start and the end of the range are at the same point in the document—that is, if the range is empty or “collapsed.”

readonly Node commonAncestorContainer

The most deeply nested Document node that contains (i.e., is an ancestor of) both the start and end points of the range.

readonly Node endContainer

The Document node that ...

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