startOffset property

Retrieves the offset of the starting boundary point relative to the startContainer in the current range.

Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Traversal and Range Specification, Section 2.13Internet Explorer 9




lOffset = object.startOffset


Property values

Type: Integer

the offset value.

Standards information


If the boundary point offset is within a container that is not a character data node, the offset is essentially a count based on where it falls between child nodes. For example, the offset is 0 if it falls before the first child and 1 if it is between the first and second child. If the offset is within a character data node container, the value represents 16-bit unit positions.

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