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Old 02-24-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
John Woram
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Default Mouse position problem

I wrote a little script to detect mouse position--a stripped-down version is pasted below, just to show the basic coding. This works fine in IE and Firefox. As the mouse moves within the window, its X/Y coordinates are displayed in the form. HOWEVER (there's always a "however" ), if I add any "<!DOCTYPE ..." statement at the top, then in IE it only works if the mouse stays within the red-outlined form boundary. Is this just another IE bug, or is there something I can add to make IE happy? Or is there some alternative script that will do the same thing?

Thanks,
John

<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
function mouseCoords(event){
document.showXY.xPos.value=event.clientX;
document.showXY.yPos.value=event.clientY;
}
</script>
<style type="text/css">
form {border:1px solid red;}
</style>
</head>
<body onmousemove="mouseCoords(event)">
<form name="showXY">
<input name ="xPos" type="text" /><br />
<input name ="yPos" type="text" />
</form>
</body>
</html>
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