I’m trying to surround selected text which are contained in multiple text nodes with span tags using the surroundContents method of a range object but it only works if the selection is completely contained within a single text node. So I thought about breaking up the range into multiple ranges at the locations where two HTML elements meet, use the surroundContents to surround the text I want, then combine the ranges together into a single range.
The problems I’m facing are I don’t know how to breakup the range and make sure the breaks take place at the right locations. Not only that but aside from Firefox I don’t think Chrome and other browsers support combining multiple ranges into a single range. If anyone has done this before please point me in the right direction, thanks.
Hi @liagapi555, maybe you could just create new ranges by the common parents of the selected nodes; then surround these ranges individually, and set the selection to these new ranges. I’ve been playing around a bit on this rainy Saturday and came up with the following:
Nice bit of code there m3g4p0p, will be picking the bones out of that
Apart from interesting things like the use of symbol.iterator, tree walkers, reducing with maps, I’m interested to know where you get your information on the dom from — surely not just MDN
BITD there used to be books entirely devoted to the subject, but the last one I can think of was 2013 Dom Enlightenment. Even the latest Definitive Guide skims over the topic.
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