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Cursor position in SPAN element

In a HMTL Span element I have a mouseover event which calls a
javascript function. How in this function can I get the cursor position?

Aug 11 '05 #1
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In a HMTL Span element I have a mouseover event which calls a
javascript function. How in this function can I get the cursor position?


There are no cursors in normal span elements, only in those with designMode
and ContentEditable magic. You can still get the actual width of the
characters though, for exampel by creating sub-spans and measuring their
size or using text selection ranges. Then compare that to the mouse location
and you will find the currently hovered letter. The return question
therefore is which browsers you target as there are some standardization and
performance issues here.

hth
ivo
Aug 11 '05 #2
How do I get the current mouse location?
I am try target IE and Firefox.

Aug 11 '05 #3

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