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How do you get the text selection in a text field or text area with JQuery?

Seems like this would be a no-brainer, but after 2 hours of searching, I cannot find anything that explains how to retrieve the selectionStart, selectionEnd of a text field or textarea using JQuery.

I can't even find a UI plugin that will do this.  Is it even possible or do I have to write javascript for IE and FF every time I want to do this?
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