Document.elementsFromPoint()

The elementsFromPoint() method of the Document interface returns an array of all elements at the specified coordinates (relative to the viewport). The elements are ordered from the topmost to the bottommost box of the viewport.

It operates in a similar way to the elementFromPoint() method.

Syntax

elementsFromPoint(x, y)

Parameters

x

The horizontal coordinate of a point.

y

The vertical coordinate of a point.

Return value

An array of Element objects, ordered from the topmost to the bottommost box of the viewport.

Examples

HTML

<div>
  <p>Some text</p>
</div>
<p>Elements at point 30, 20:</p>
<div id="output"></div>

JavaScript

let output = document.getElementById("output");
if (document.elementsFromPoint) {
  let elements = document.elementsFromPoint(30, 20);
  elements.forEach((elt, i) => {
    output.textContent += elt.localName;
    if (i < elements.length - 1) {
      output.textContent += " < ";
    }
  });
} else {
  output.innerHTML = "<span style=\"color: red;\">" +
     "Browser does not support <code>document.elementsFromPoint()</code>" +
     "</span>";
}

Specifications

Specification
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# dom-document-elementsfrompoint

Browser compatibility

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See also