Saturday, November 28, 2009

How to detect clicked on outside of a particular div?

This is the part of my work on java script. I need to detect in my code, whether I clicked on a particular div or out of a div. So, what is the best way? Get he user clicked position and compare them with div coordinates? No that's not a good solution. Then how we need to do? Below is the best way of implementing it.

document.onclick = clickEvent;
function clickEvent(e) {
    var targ;
    if (!e) var e = window.event;

    if ( targ =;
    else if (e.srcElement) targ = e.srcElement;

    //if (targ.nodeType == 3) // defeat Safari bug

        if (targ.nodeName != "HTML") {
        while (targ.nodeName != "BODY") {
            if ( && == 'divGrid') {
                return false;
            } else {
                targ = targ.parentNode;
    }    //This is the place where you need to write code when you click outside of the div.

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