org.w3c.dom.ranges
Interface Range


public interface Range

See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification.

Since:
DOM Level 2

Field Summary
static short END_TO_END
          Compare end boundary-point of sourceRange to end boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.
static short END_TO_START
          Compare end boundary-point of sourceRange to start boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.
static short START_TO_END
          Compare start boundary-point of sourceRange to end boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.
static short START_TO_START
          Compare start boundary-point of sourceRange to start boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.
 
Method Summary
 DocumentFragment cloneContents()
          Duplicates the contents of a Range
 Range cloneRange()
          Produces a new Range whose boundary-points are equal to the boundary-points of the Range.
 void collapse(boolean toStart)
          Collapse a Range onto one of its boundary-points
 short compareBoundaryPoints(short how, Range sourceRange)
          Compare the boundary-points of two Ranges in a document.
 void deleteContents()
          Removes the contents of a Range from the containing document or document fragment without returning a reference to the removed content.
 void detach()
          Called to indicate that the Range is no longer in use and that the implementation may relinquish any resources associated with this Range.
 DocumentFragment extractContents()
          Moves the contents of a Range from the containing document or document fragment to a new DocumentFragment.
 boolean getCollapsed()
          TRUE if the Range is collapsed
 Node getCommonAncestorContainer()
          The deepest common ancestor container of the Range's two boundary-points.
 Node getEndContainer()
          Node within which the Range ends
 int getEndOffset()
          Offset within the ending node of the Range.
 Node getStartContainer()
          Node within which the Range begins
 int getStartOffset()
          Offset within the starting node of the Range.
 void insertNode(Node newNode)
          Inserts a node into the Document or DocumentFragment at the start of the Range.
 void selectNode(Node refNode)
          Select a node and its contents
 void selectNodeContents(Node refNode)
          Select the contents within a node
 void setEnd(Node refNode, int offset)
          Sets the attributes describing the end of a Range.
 void setEndAfter(Node refNode)
          Sets the end of a Range to be after a node
 void setEndBefore(Node refNode)
          Sets the end position to be before a node.
 void setStart(Node refNode, int offset)
          Sets the attributes describing the start of the Range.
 void setStartAfter(Node refNode)
          Sets the start position to be after a node
 void setStartBefore(Node refNode)
          Sets the start position to be before a node
 void surroundContents(Node newParent)
          Reparents the contents of the Range to the given node and inserts the node at the position of the start of the Range.
 java.lang.String toString()
          Returns the contents of a Range as a string.
 

Field Detail

START_TO_START

static final short START_TO_START
Compare start boundary-point of sourceRange to start boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.

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Constant Field Values

START_TO_END

static final short START_TO_END
Compare start boundary-point of sourceRange to end boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.

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Constant Field Values

END_TO_END

static final short END_TO_END
Compare end boundary-point of sourceRange to end boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.

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Constant Field Values

END_TO_START

static final short END_TO_START
Compare end boundary-point of sourceRange to start boundary-point of Range on which compareBoundaryPoints is invoked.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getStartContainer

Node getStartContainer()
                       throws DOMException
Node within which the Range begins

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

getStartOffset

int getStartOffset()
                   throws DOMException
Offset within the starting node of the Range.

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

getEndContainer

Node getEndContainer()
                     throws DOMException
Node within which the Range ends

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

getEndOffset

int getEndOffset()
                 throws DOMException
Offset within the ending node of the Range.

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

getCollapsed

boolean getCollapsed()
                     throws DOMException
TRUE if the Range is collapsed

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

getCommonAncestorContainer

Node getCommonAncestorContainer()
                                throws DOMException
The deepest common ancestor container of the Range's two boundary-points.

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

setStart

void setStart(Node refNode,
              int offset)
              throws RangeException,
                     DOMException
Sets the attributes describing the start of the Range.

Parameters:
refNode - The refNode value. This parameter must be different from null.
offset - The startOffset value.
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if refNode or an ancestor of refNode is an Entity, Notation, or DocumentType node.
DOMException - INDEX_SIZE_ERR: Raised if offset is negative or greater than the number of child units in refNode. Child units are 16-bit units if refNode is a type of CharacterData node (e.g., a Text or Comment node) or a ProcessingInstruction node. Child units are Nodes in all other cases.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

setEnd

void setEnd(Node refNode,
            int offset)
            throws RangeException,
                   DOMException
Sets the attributes describing the end of a Range.

Parameters:
refNode - The refNode value. This parameter must be different from null.
offset - The endOffset value.
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if refNode or an ancestor of refNode is an Entity, Notation, or DocumentType node.
DOMException - INDEX_SIZE_ERR: Raised if offset is negative or greater than the number of child units in refNode. Child units are 16-bit units if refNode is a type of CharacterData node (e.g., a Text or Comment node) or a ProcessingInstruction node. Child units are Nodes in all other cases.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

setStartBefore

void setStartBefore(Node refNode)
                    throws RangeException,
                           DOMException
Sets the start position to be before a node

Parameters:
refNode - Range starts before refNode
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if the root container of refNode is not an Attr, Document, or DocumentFragment node or if refNode is a Document, DocumentFragment, Attr, Entity, or Notation node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

setStartAfter

void setStartAfter(Node refNode)
                   throws RangeException,
                          DOMException
Sets the start position to be after a node

Parameters:
refNode - Range starts after refNode
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if the root container of refNode is not an Attr, Document, or DocumentFragment node or if refNode is a Document, DocumentFragment, Attr, Entity, or Notation node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

setEndBefore

void setEndBefore(Node refNode)
                  throws RangeException,
                         DOMException
Sets the end position to be before a node.

Parameters:
refNode - Range ends before refNode
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if the root container of refNode is not an Attr, Document, or DocumentFragment node or if refNode is a Document, DocumentFragment, Attr, Entity, or Notation node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

setEndAfter

void setEndAfter(Node refNode)
                 throws RangeException,
                        DOMException
Sets the end of a Range to be after a node

Parameters:
refNode - Range ends after refNode.
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if the root container of refNode is not an Attr, Document or DocumentFragment node or if refNode is a Document, DocumentFragment, Attr, Entity, or Notation node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

collapse

void collapse(boolean toStart)
              throws DOMException
Collapse a Range onto one of its boundary-points

Parameters:
toStart - If TRUE, collapses the Range onto its start; if FALSE, collapses it onto its end.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

selectNode

void selectNode(Node refNode)
                throws RangeException,
                       DOMException
Select a node and its contents

Parameters:
refNode - The node to select.
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if an ancestor of refNode is an Entity, Notation or DocumentType node or if refNode is a Document, DocumentFragment, Attr, Entity, or Notation node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

selectNodeContents

void selectNodeContents(Node refNode)
                        throws RangeException,
                               DOMException
Select the contents within a node

Parameters:
refNode - Node to select from
Throws:
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if refNode or an ancestor of refNode is an Entity, Notation or DocumentType node.
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if refNode was created from a different document than the one that created this range.

compareBoundaryPoints

short compareBoundaryPoints(short how,
                            Range sourceRange)
                            throws DOMException
Compare the boundary-points of two Ranges in a document.

Parameters:
how - A code representing the type of comparison, as defined above.
sourceRange - The Range on which this current Range is compared to.
Returns:
-1, 0 or 1 depending on whether the corresponding boundary-point of the Range is respectively before, equal to, or after the corresponding boundary-point of sourceRange.
Throws:
DOMException - WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if the two Ranges are not in the same Document or DocumentFragment.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

deleteContents

void deleteContents()
                    throws DOMException
Removes the contents of a Range from the containing document or document fragment without returning a reference to the removed content.

Throws:
DOMException - NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if any portion of the content of the Range is read-only or any of the nodes that contain any of the content of the Range are read-only.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

extractContents

DocumentFragment extractContents()
                                 throws DOMException
Moves the contents of a Range from the containing document or document fragment to a new DocumentFragment.

Returns:
A DocumentFragment containing the extracted contents.
Throws:
DOMException - NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if any portion of the content of the Range is read-only or any of the nodes which contain any of the content of the Range are read-only.
HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR: Raised if a DocumentType node would be extracted into the new DocumentFragment.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

cloneContents

DocumentFragment cloneContents()
                               throws DOMException
Duplicates the contents of a Range

Returns:
A DocumentFragment that contains content equivalent to this Range.
Throws:
DOMException - HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR: Raised if a DocumentType node would be extracted into the new DocumentFragment.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

insertNode

void insertNode(Node newNode)
                throws DOMException,
                       RangeException
Inserts a node into the Document or DocumentFragment at the start of the Range. If the container is a Text node, this will be split at the start of the Range (as if the Text node's splitText method was performed at the insertion point) and the insertion will occur between the two resulting Text nodes. Adjacent Text nodes will not be automatically merged. If the node to be inserted is a DocumentFragment node, the children will be inserted rather than the DocumentFragment node itself.

Parameters:
newNode - The node to insert at the start of the Range
Throws:
DOMException - NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if an ancestor container of the start of the Range is read-only.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if newNode and the container of the start of the Range were not created from the same document.
HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR: Raised if the container of the start of the Range is of a type that does not allow children of the type of newNode or if newNode is an ancestor of the container.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
RangeException - INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if newNode is an Attr, Entity, Notation, or Document node.

surroundContents

void surroundContents(Node newParent)
                      throws DOMException,
                             RangeException
Reparents the contents of the Range to the given node and inserts the node at the position of the start of the Range.

Parameters:
newParent - The node to surround the contents with.
Throws:
DOMException - NO_MODIFICATION_ALLOWED_ERR: Raised if an ancestor container of either boundary-point of the Range is read-only.
WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR: Raised if newParent and the container of the start of the Range were not created from the same document.
HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR: Raised if the container of the start of the Range is of a type that does not allow children of the type of newParent or if newParent is an ancestor of the container or if node would end up with a child node of a type not allowed by the type of node.
INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.
RangeException - BAD_BOUNDARYPOINTS_ERR: Raised if the Range partially selects a non-text node.
INVALID_NODE_TYPE_ERR: Raised if node is an Attr, Entity, DocumentType, Notation, Document, or DocumentFragment node.

cloneRange

Range cloneRange()
                 throws DOMException
Produces a new Range whose boundary-points are equal to the boundary-points of the Range.

Returns:
The duplicated Range.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

toString

java.lang.String toString()
                          throws DOMException
Returns the contents of a Range as a string. This string contains only the data characters, not any markup.

Overrides:
toString in class java.lang.Object
Returns:
The contents of the Range.
Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.

detach

void detach()
            throws DOMException
Called to indicate that the Range is no longer in use and that the implementation may relinquish any resources associated with this Range. Subsequent calls to any methods or attribute getters on this Range will result in a DOMException being thrown with an error code of INVALID_STATE_ERR.

Throws:
DOMException - INVALID_STATE_ERR: Raised if detach() has already been invoked on this object.


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