Why doesn't window.getSelection() on focus work in Chrome in this example?

I'm trying to use window.getSelection() to return the node when a contenteditable div has been focused.


<div id="testing" contenteditable="true">
   <p>Click on me while monitoring the console</p>


$('#testing').focus(function() {

See JSFiddle here: http://jsfiddle.net/yftf24g6/

Monitoring the console, I get a text node selection in Firefox but not in Chrome (Selection {type: "None"})

Can anyone explain why?



In chrome(as I see) The focus event is fired as soon as you click on the editable element before you complete your selection. Adding the setTimeout solves the issue, but is an unreliable hack.

I would suggest you use mouseup event,

The mouseup event is sent to an element when the mouse pointer is over the element, and the mouse button is released. Any HTML element can receive this event.

$('#testing').mouseup(function() {

Tested in Firefox(37.0.2) and Chrome(42.0.2311).

Updated Fiddle


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