Re: [cssom-view] Is there a need for a plural form of document.caretPositionFromPoint()?

On Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:16:58 +0200, Alan Stearns <> wrote:

> Sebastian,
> One of the use cases for elementsFromPoint was where you're trying to
> determine a drop target, but elementFromPoint() is returning the item to
> be dropped (since it's the top thing under the cursor). If you want to
> have the caret position from an obscured drop target, it would be useful
> to have caretPositionsFromPoint().

It seems a bit unlikely that there would be multiple input widgets  
overlapping each other, though. Finding a caret position that is obscured  
by another element seems plausible. It could be solved by adding a flag to  
caretPositionFromPoint() to cut through the layers and return the top-most  
caret position, if there is one.

Are there any examples of this being a problem that people run into and  
work around?

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

Received on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 13:07:21 UTC