[cssom-view] Adding elementsFromPoint() to Document

Hey all,

On www-style [1] I've suggested adding an elementsFromPoint() method to
cssom-view that returns all the elements under a particular point sorted
in paint order. It was suggested at our face to face meeting last week
that I should ping webapps to see if you all had feedback on the idea.

This list of elements is something that people construct for themselves
when they want it, stepping through the list by deleting the top element
or setting pointer-events to 'none', then reconstructing the stack. I am
assuming that a browser's ability to determine this list will be an
essential part of fully supporting 'pointer-events:none' in CSS.

If this change passes muster I have a further proposal for using this list
of elements (mentioned in [1]), but this first step is useful by itself.
I'm wondering whether anyone here has comments on adding
elementsFromPoint() or would be interested in implementing it.



[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Jun/0261.html

Received on Friday, 14 June 2013 19:01:24 UTC