I'm thinking about a way to get coordinate of an element relative to
another element when there is transform applied in between (either
directly on those elements or somewhere on the dom tree).
We can easily convert coordinate with the used of
getComputedStyle().transform which return the matrix to apply. I have
a running code doing it.
We could do this way :
All function would take the first element.
- jQuery.toPageCoordinate() would return a
function(x,y) to convert coordinate relative to element into
document's coordinate. Depending on which use case we want to
handle, this may be useless since UIEvents already returns pageX
- jQuery.fromPageCoordinate() would return a
function(x,y) to convert document's coordinate into coordinate
relative to the element.
- jQuery.positionRelativeTo( element2 ) an utility
function using the 2 previous one.
Here is the pseudo code for the 2 first :
var matrix = new Matrix(); //identity
var el = this;
el.offsetLeft, el.offsetTop );
var transform =