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If I use my mouse to highlight some text (it may not be in the nor in the
You can get the text selected by a user in Internet Explorer, but not Netscape. IE exposes the document.selection object that contains properties and methods that work with the user’s selection. One of the methods of the document.selection object is createTextRange(). This returns the textRange object that corresponds to the current selection. Once you’ve got the selection’s textRange, you can get the text (or HTML) that the selection covers using the textRange.text property.