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Re: [cssom-view] Correction and clarification for the coordinate systems of getClientRect/getBoundingClientRect

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 09:17:34 -0800
Message-ID: <CAGN7qDBsKVfvah+bvRkDEmF6U059a6E0=NpTBDdLaS1A0bw55Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
That was just an example.

My point was that information is lost if you append all the transforms.
Better to give back the untransformed bounds and tell the user to do the
math himself.


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> It seems like you shouldn't take the transform into account since the
>> axis-aligned box will be too big.
>> ie if you were to use the getClientRects API for hit detection and you
>> have 2 neighboring and skewed or rotated elements, their boxes will overlap.
> You shouldn't use getClientRects for hit detection. But if getClientRects
> doesn't take transforms into account, it's even more useless for hit
> detection.
> Rob
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