html5 canvas link

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I have a site that I am creating a header using a canvas.  I am doing some testing and cannot get the "link" to work.  I am attaching the code that is in a linked .js file.  I am not getting the pointer when I hover over the link text and not getting the link function.  Thanks in advance.

// JavaScript Document

 function loadHeader() {
//var theCanvas = document.getElementById('Canvas1');
var linkText="http://mjmco.com";
var linkX=750;
var linkY=175;
var linkHeight=25;
var linkWidth=100;
var inLink = false;

   var theCanvas = document.getElementById('Canvas1');
		if (theCanvas && theCanvas.getContext) {
			var ctx = theCanvas.getContext("2d");
			if (ctx) {
				//clear canvas
				ctx.clearRect(0,0,theCanvas.width,theCanvas.height);
				ctx.drawImage (headerBG, 0, 0);
				
				//draw the link
    			ctx.font='15px sans-serif';
			    ctx.fillStyle = "#0000ff";
			    ctx.fillText(linkText,linkX,linkY);
			    linkWidth=ctx.measureText(linkText).width;
				ctx.fillText(linkWidth,700,175)
	
				 //add mouse listeners
    			theCanvas.addEventListener("mousemove", on_mousemove, false);
			    theCanvas.addEventListener("click", on_click, false);
			}
		}
 }
 

 
//check if the mouse is over the link and change cursor style
function on_mousemove (ev) {
  var x, y;

  // Get the mouse position relative to the canvas element.
  if (ev.layerX || ev.layerX == 0) { //for firefox
    x = ev.layerX;
    y = ev.layerY;
  }
  x-=theCanvas.offsetLeft;
  y-=theCanvas.offsetTop;

  //is the mouse over the link?
//  if(x>=linkX && x <= (linkX + linkWidth) && y<=linkY && y>= (linkY-linkHeight)){
      document.body.style.cursor = "pointer";
      inLink=true;
//  }
//  else{
//      document.body.style.cursor = "";
//      inLink=false;
//  }
}

//if the link has been clicked, go to link
function on_click(e) {
  if (inLink)  {
    window.location = linkText;
  }
}

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Top Expert 2015
Commented:
The variables currently declared inside the loadHeader function need to be declared outside the function instead to make them global in scope so references to them inside the on_mousemove and on_click functions work properly. Otherwise, the link works fine in my testing (with the if/else conditional in the on_mousemove un-commented).

On a side note, since text is drawn around the center point provided, this would be a more accurate conditional to fine out whether the mouse is over the link:

if(x >= (linkX - (linkWidth/2)) && x <= (linkX + (linkWidth/2)) && y <= linkY  && y >= (linkY-(linkHeight/2)))

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Commented:
After some fiddling with the other aspects of the page, I found that another piece of script that I have for a flash element is blocking the action.  I also found that the link works in Mozilla and IE, but not in Chrome.  Any ideas?
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Commented:
Not seeing any problem in Chrome. I'm using version 23 on a Mac. I can post my complete test if it would help.
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Tommyboy:  can you please post your test?  I haven't visited the issue due to the holidays.  Thanks.
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
Yep:
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>

</head>

<body onLoad="loadHeader()">
<canvas id="Canvas1" width="1000" height="500" style="border:1px solid red"></canvas>
<script type="text/javascript">
// JavaScript Document
var theCanvas, linkText, inLink;
var linkX=750;
var linkY=175;
var linkHeight=25;
var linkWidth=100;
function loadHeader() {
//var theCanvas = document.getElementById('Canvas1');
var headerBG = new Image();
headerBG.src = "images/BlueFish_2.jpg";
linkText="http://mjmco.com";

inLink = false;

   theCanvas = document.getElementById('Canvas1');
		if (theCanvas && theCanvas.getContext) {
			var ctx = theCanvas.getContext("2d");
			if (ctx) {
				//clear canvas
				ctx.clearRect(0,0,theCanvas.width,theCanvas.height);
				ctx.drawImage (headerBG, 0, 0);
				
				//draw the link
    			ctx.font='15px sans-serif';
			    ctx.fillStyle = "#0000ff";
			    ctx.fillText(linkText,700,175);
			    linkWidth=ctx.measureText(linkText).width;
				//ctx.fillText(linkWidth,700,190)
	
				 //add mouse listeners
    			theCanvas.addEventListener("mousemove", on_mousemove, false);
			    theCanvas.addEventListener("click", on_click, false);
			}
		}
 }
 

 
//check if the mouse is over the link and change cursor style
function on_mousemove (ev) {
  var x, y;

  // Get the mouse position relative to the canvas element.
  if (ev.layerX || ev.layerX == 0) { //for firefox
    x = ev.layerX;
    y = ev.layerY;
  }
  x-=theCanvas.offsetLeft;
  y-=theCanvas.offsetTop;

  //is the mouse over the link?
  if(x >= (linkX - (linkWidth/2)) && x <= (linkX + (linkWidth/2)) && y <= linkY  && y >= (linkY-(linkHeight/2))){
	  document.body.style.cursor = "pointer";
      inLink=true;
  }
  else{
      document.body.style.cursor = "";
      inLink=false;
  }
}

//if the link has been clicked, go to link
function on_click(e) {
  if (inLink)  {
    window.location = linkText;
  }
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Thanks TommyBoy for the help on this.
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
No Problem. Thanks for the points.

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