Why is not working .select() outside of the textarea, although the specifications should be?


In textarea works, but simply ignores the text. Why?

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Note that the function selectedText() will work not only for textarea and input type="text", it will return the selected text in whatever component (s) he was not.

Thank you.

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

function selectedText()
 if(window.getSelection) txt = window.getSelection().toString();
 else if(document.getSelection) txt = document.getSelection(); 
 else if(document.selection) txt = document.selection.createRange().text; 
 return txt;

$(function (){
$(document).on('select', function(){
 var seltxt = selectedText(); 

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July 9th 19 at 11:17
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July 9th 19 at 11:19
The question is closed. The function works, but the event select not working outside textarea. Need for "mouseup" execute instead of select. Thank you.

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