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How do I get the mouse position from an iframe?

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Hi,
How do I get the mouse position from an iframe.
i.e.
In the example html, if you click anywhere other than the calendar, it will alert the mouse position.  How can I get the mouse position inside the calendar?

Thanks
Jamie
<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryui.com/latest/jquery-1.3.2.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function(){
   $(document).click(function(e){
      alert(e.pageX +', '+ e.pageY);
   }); 
})
</script>
<body>
 
 
<div id="google_calendar">
	<iframe src="http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=usa%40holiday.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles" style="border: 0" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Question by:jamie_lynn
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I will paste some code for you that does the trick. But there's a problem. It works for iframes in general, but won't work with Google Calendar since it does not propagate events to the app. Here's the general code, you can try it with some custom iframe:



$('iframe').load(function () {
        $(this.contentDocument).find('body').click(function(e){
            alert(e.pageX +', '+ e.pageY);
        });
    });

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