Document.elementsFromPoint()

The elementsFromPoint() method of the Document interface returns an array of all elements at the specified coordinates (relative to 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.

Example

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);
  for (var i = 0; i < elements.length; i++) {
    output.textContent += elements[i].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
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'elementsFromPoint()' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also