[thelist] CSS

Niklaus Haldimann nhaldimann at gmx.ch
Fri Nov 9 06:29:21 CST 2001

On 8 Nov 01, at 15:00, aardvark wrote:
> erm, just saw my name... was i in this thread?

erm, no. that was my fault. i think i mixed this thread up with a 
different one where you mentioned @import. ;) might have been your 
site check thread. or maybe i was just daydreaming. nevermind.

ever wondered how to capture the position of the mouse on the screen 
(resp. in the browser window) with javascript? this script works for 
me in all major browsers:

<script type="text/javascript">
if (window.Event) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE);
document.onmousemove = getMousePosition;
var mouseX, mouseY;
function getMousePosition(evt) {
 if (document.all) {
  mouseX = event.clientX + (document.body.scrollLeft ? 
document.body.scrollLeft : 0);
  mouseY = event.clientY + (document.body.scrollTop ? 
document.body.scrollTop : 0);
 else {
  mouseX = evt.pageX;
  mouseY = evt.pageY;
 return false;
// -->

after this bit of code has run you can access the mouse position with 
the variables mouseX and mouseY. this for example would show the 
mouse position when you click on the link:

<a href="#" onClick="alert('mouse position: 
'+mouseX+'/'+mouseY)">Click here</a>

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