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Re: [cssom-view] Need a variant of elementFromPoint that returns a NodeList

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:50:08 +0200
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Simon Fraser" <smfr@me.com>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, www-style@w3.org, esprehn@gmail.com
Message-ID: <op.wvmlhuvpidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:31:08 +0100, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:

> On Feb 8, 2011, at 3:22 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>> elementFromPoint() is defined to return a single Element, but apparently
>> it is quite common for users of this API to find that the element at the
>> given point isn't the element they want, because multiple elements are
>> overlaid on the same spot on the canvas.
>>
>> It would be useful for such users if a variant of this API could be made
>> that returns a (static) NodeList giving all the elements under that  
>> point.
>
> I'm glad you said static!
>
> Why would you want to return a node that can never be hit by the user?
>
> If the author wants to make a node invisible to user events, they can use
> the pointer-events property.

The pointer-events property seems to address the stated need AFAICT, so I  
haven't added anything to cssom-view.

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 08:50:44 UTC

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