Selection API: addRange() ignores additional Ranges

In a case where document already has text selection and Selection.addRange() is called, Blink merges the Range and the existing text selection into one if they have overlap, and does nothing otherwise. We'll change it so that Blink always ignore the Range. It matches to Edge.


Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 58
  • Chrome for Android release 58
  • Android WebView release 58
  • Opera release 45
  • Opera for Android release 45

Consensus & Standardization

  • No public signals
  • Shipped
  • Mixed public signals
  • No signals


Last updated on 2017-06-14