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A consistent cross-browser document.elementFromPoint function. Works around idiosyncracies of old WebKits et al.
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ElementFromPoint.js is a cross-browser document.elementFromPoint function that works consistently across browsers that may implement document.elementFromPoint differently.

For example, older iOS or Android devices (with WebKit) implement elementFromPoint such that it takes page (pageX/Y) coordinates, not viewport (clientX/Y) coordinates. Use this function to always work with viewport coordinates.

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Installing on Node.js

npm install element-from-point


Require and use it as you would use document.elementFromPoint.
Just make sure to pass in viewport coordinates and you're all set.

var elementFromPoint = require("element-from-point")

document.addEventListener("mousedown", function(ev) {
  var el = elementFromPoint(ev.clientX, ev.clientY)


ElementFromPoint.js is released under a Lesser GNU Affero General Public License, which in summary means:

  • You can use this program for no cost.
  • You can use this program for both personal and commercial reasons.
  • You do not have to share your own program's code which uses this program.
  • You have to share modifications (e.g bug-fixes) you've made to this program.

For more convoluted language, see the LICENSE file.


Andri Möll typed this and the code.
Monday Calendar supported the engineering work.

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