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The elementFromPoint() property of the DocumentOrShadowRoot interface returns the topmost element at the specified coordinates (relative to the viewport).


var element = document.elementFromPoint(x, y);


The horizontal coordinate of a point.
The vertical coordinate of a point.


An element.


Specification Status Comment
Shadow DOM
The definition of 'elementFromPoint()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 53.0 ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 53.0 ? ? ? ? 53.0

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