[webkit-dev] Accessing Web Kit DOM properties via Javascript

Andrew Murphy amurphy at delvinia.com
Tue Jul 3 13:51:06 PDT 2007

This is my first time posting here, though I have lurked for a few days, so
I think that my question is on topic for this list.  Please let me know if
it isn't. :)
I'm wondering if there's any way in Web Kit to access a page's DOM
properties via, say, Javascript?  (In my final use I'll be wanting to use
ActionScript, but Javascript is a simpler way to create a testable example.)
For example, is it possible to access the "coords" property of an
"HTMLAnchorElement" like this:
------------- html code start ---------------
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<a href="javascript:showProps();">This is a test link.</a>
<script language="Javascript">
 function showProps(){
  alert("innerText: " + window.document.links[0].innerText);
  alert("coords: " + window.document.links[0].coords);
  alert("coords: length: " + window.document.links[0].coords.length);
  alert("coords: typeof: " + typeof window.document.links[0].coords);

------------- html code ends ---------------
This test returns a zero length String when I query the "coords" property.
I'm not sure if the lack of an error means that some kind of access is going
on or not.. either way, it doesn't return the desired co-ordinates.
If anyone can point me in the right direction, if there is one, I'd
appreciate it. :)

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