View Full Version : Selection position in parent node

10-02-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm using a contenteditable DIV to create a inline syntax highlighter. In the process of analyzing the contents of the div I am grabbing the location of the cursor. The problem is, the location returned is relative to the html tag that surrounds it. For example, if the div contains the following html:

Hello <b>world</b>!!

and I place the cursor between the W and O of "world", the value of window.getSelection().anchorOffset is 1 because the cursor is between the first and second characters in the bold tag. I would like to find the the offset within the contents of the parent div (in this case it would be 7). Is there any way to do that?