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Cursor X/Y location in Textarea (firefox only, pff to IE)

Posted on 2008-06-15
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I need to get the X/Y (rows/columns) location of the cursor in a text area.

I'm building a spell checker and i'd like to point a big red finger to where they are typing.

i know you can use textarea.selectionStart and selectionEnd, but this is does not help if they've pressed enter a few times.

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I am looking for the X/Y in pixels from the top left of the text area. If they type 1000 lines and scroll down, i need to know the scrolled x/y. I am going to position an absolutely positioned div in the body at that position, and i have a way to get the X/Y of the textarea in relation to the whole document. I just need to get at the inside area.
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That solution has merit for IE. Is there a firefox similar way to do this? (Hopefully without using a fixed width font?)
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