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In Javascript, how to get the current id of the div where mouse pointer is?

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How to get the id of the div on which the mouse is currently pointing?
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Question by:sam_net
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by:sonawanekiran
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Like this

<div id="the-id" onmouseover="getID(this);">some text</div>

<script>
   
    function getID(obj)
    {
        alert(obj.id);
    }
</script>

Test page : http://jsfiddle.net/eyhsm/
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by:Kumaraswamy R
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<script>
   
    function getID(obj)
    {
var lastID = null;

var hMouseover = function (e) {
    var target = e.target || e.srcElement;
    lastID = target.id;
};

if (document.addEventListener) {
    document.addEventListener('mouseover', hMouseover, false);
}
else {
    document.attachEvent('onmouseover', hMouseover);
}
</script>
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ID: 39190006
<script language="JavaScript">
document.onmousemove = getMouseXY;
function getMouseXY(e) {

  alert(e.srcElement.id);
  return false;
}

</script>
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by:sam_net
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Thanks.
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by:sam_net
ID: 39240850
Working fine as expected
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by:sam_net
ID: 39252555
Working fine.
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