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Re: propose an API to return Range in <textarea> etc. form control nodes (similar functionality as document.caretRangeFromPoint)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:08:39 +0200
To: "Xiaomei Ji" <xji@chromium.org>, Olli@pettay.fi
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, sam@webkit.org, webkit-dev@lists.webkit.org
Message-ID: <op.u1ogwpcw64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:04:52 +0200, Xiaomei Ji <xji@chromium.org> wrote:
> Maybe I should propose Document.wordFromPoint() which  directly returns  
> the word under the mouse (and handles both the DOM node and non-DOM form  
> control nodes).
> It hides the information about the node and should be a useful API.

Don't you need at least some context information as well besides just the  
word? Although I suppose you can get that using a combination of  
elementFromPoint and wordFromPoint...

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 08:09:45 UTC

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