Yea as was assuming event.element() would be faster as well.  Thanks
for the insight.

On Mar 26, 4:35 pm, Hector Virgen <djvir...@gmail.com> wrote:
> event.element() may not necessarily return $('object_id'). It returns the
> element that fired the event, which can be a child element of
> $('object_id').
> For example:
>
> Event.observe('document', 'click', function(event)
> {
>     console.log('You clicked on: ', event.element());
>
> });
>
> If you look at the console log, it will show the element you clicked on, not
> the document.
>
> As for speed, I would imagine that event.element() is faster than
> $('object_id') because even.element() is just accessing a property, instead
> of searching the dom for a node. But I could be wrong on this :)
>
> -Hector
>
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Dave L <dly...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Im wondering, what is the difference between the following:
>
> > $('object_id').observe('click', function(event){
> >    element = event.element()
> > }
>
> > VERSUS
>
> > $('object_id').observe('click', function(event){
> >    element = $('object_id)
> > }
>
> > Is there a difference in speed?  Is one better than the other in
> > another way?
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