The browsers which have implemented parts of the SVG spec (Firefox etc) do hit-testing for us for free - if I attach a mousedown listener on an SVG object, I get notified whenever the shape is clicked. This is amazing, especially for complex polygon shapes.
I'm wondering if there's a way I can utilize this feature for a bit more hit testing. I want to know if a given rectangle intersects any of my SVG shapes.
For example, I add 3 complex polygons to my element. Now I want to know if rectangle (40, 40, 100, 100) intersects any of them. Does anyone have an idea how I could possibly hook into the already great hit-testing support available, instead of adding all this code myself?