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The caretPositionFromPoint() property of the DocumentOrShadowRoot interface returns a CaretPosition object containing the DOM node containing the caret and caret's character offset within that node.


var caretPosition = document.caretPositionFromPoint(float x, float y);


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


CaretPosition object.


Specification Status Comment
Shadow DOM
The definition of 'caretPositionFromPoint()' in that specification.
Working 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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