[webkit-dev] propose an API to return Range in <textarea> etc. form control nodes (similar functionality as document.caretRangeFromPoint)

Xiaomei Ji xji at chromium.org
Mon Oct 12 09:37:32 PDT 2009

For a use case that pinpoint a word from a page, the context information
needed besides word might be the language that the word is in.And yes, as
you said, if the hit node is needed, elementFromPoint should do.


On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:04:52 +0200, Xiaomei Ji <xji at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Maybe I should propose Document.wordFromPoint() which  directly returns
>> the word under the mouse (and handles both the DOM node and non-DOM form
>> control nodes).
>> It hides the information about the node and should be a useful API.
> Don't you need at least some context information as well besides just the
> word? Although I suppose you can get that using a combination of
> elementFromPoint and wordFromPoint...
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
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