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cursor position within  FRAMESET problem

Posted on 2001-08-08
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I am trying to get the cursor position within the window that I open using a bookmarklet.  The window comprises of 3 frames -- top, left and right.  I want the cusor position when in the right frame.
The frameset is:
<FRAMESET rows "35,*" name = "fs1">
  <FRAME src ="top.htm" name ="top">
<FRAMESET cols "*,135" name = "fs2">
     <FRAME src ="left.asp" name ="left">
     <FRAME src ="right.htm" name ="main">
</FRAMESET>
</FRAMESET>
Can someone please tell me how to do it?
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Question by:Chris_m
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by:avner
ID: 6364062
add to the body element :
<body onmousemove="aa()">

and then create the aa function , that will take the x,y property :
function aa()
{
xPos=window.event.clientX
yPos=window.event.clientY
alert(xPos+" "+yPos)
}

Something like that.
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labcoat earned 50 total points
ID: 6366651
Above example is ok, but NEVER put an alert into on onmousemove. Think of how many alerts you will get! :-)
Instead, try (for testing) using the status bar. Also, I added browser compatability (ns4+, ie5+, mozilla 0.8+)

--labcoat

<!-- BEGIN CODE --

<html>
<head>
    <title>Mouse Coords</title>
    <script language="JavaScript">
    <!--//
    var oDoc=document; // global variable reference to the document
   
    // browser checking
    var bDOM=Boolean(oDoc.getElementById);
    var bIE=Boolean(oDoc.all), bNS=!Boolean(bIE);
    var bIE5=Boolean(bIE && bDOM), bNS6=Boolean(bNS && bDOM);
    var bIE4=Boolean(bIE && !bDOM), bNS4=Boolean(bNS && !bDOM);
   
    function handleMouseMove(e) {
        var nX, nY;
        if (bIE) e=event, nX=e.clientX, nY=e.clientY;
        else if (bNS4) nX=e.x, nY=e.y;
        else if (bNS6) nX=e.layerX, nY=e.layerY;
        status=nX+', '+nY;
    }
    onload=function() {
        if (bNS4) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
        document.onmousemove=handleMouseMove;
    }
    //-->
    </script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

-- END CODE -->
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by:dolithe
ID: 7250708
I have looked at the example offered above and it looks like it should do what I want but is there someway to limit the mouse activity to only register when I move the mouse over a specific <div> and not the whole document?
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by:labcoat
ID: 7251891
dolithe ,

In short, yes.

<!--//BEGIN CODE EXAMPLE//

// CHANGE THE FOLLOWING BLOCK OF CODE
onload=function() {
   if (bNS4) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
   document.onmousemove=handleMouseMove;
}

// TO THE FOLLOWING
function getDivById(sId) {
    if (bIE) return document.all[sId];
    else if (bNS4) return document.layers[sId]; // this won't get nested divs
    else if (bNS6) return document.getElementById(sId)
    else return null;
}
onload=function() {

   if (bNS4) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
   document.onmousemove=handleMouseMove;
}

//END CODE EXAMPLE//-->
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by:labcoat
ID: 7251903
Sorry, some how the last comment got submitted before I was finished.

<!--//BEGIN CODE EXAMPLE//

// CHANGE THE FOLLOWING BLOCK OF CODE
onload=function() {
  if (bNS4) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
  document.onmousemove=handleMouseMove;
}

// TO THE FOLLOWING
function getDivById(sId) {
   if (bIE) return document.all[sId];
   else if (bNS4) return document.layers[sId]; // this won't get nested divs
   else if (bNS6) return document.getElementById(sId)
   else return null;
}
onload=function() {
  var oDivToCapture = getDivById('PUT_DIV_TO_CAPTURE_ID_HERE');
  if (bNS4) oDivToCapture.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
  oDivToCapture.onmousemove=handleMouseMove;
}

//END CODE EXAMPLE//-->

You also might need to modify the handleMouseMove function a little, depending on what type of coords you want. For example, do you want the mouse position relative to the window, or the div.

-- labcoat
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