var elm = evt.findElement('td');

is exactly the same as doing:

    var elm = evt.element();
    if(elm.tagName.toString().toLowerCase() != 'td') elm = elm.up
('td');

Only it'll accept any kind of CSS selector.




On Dec 19, 3:38 pm, Walter Lee Davis <wa...@wdstudio.com> wrote:
> I'll give that a try. I'm not sure (from the API docs) if that's going  
> to do exactly what I want or not.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Walter
>
> On Dec 19, 2009, at 9:23 AM, ColinFine wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Dec 18, 5:51 pm, Walter Lee Davis <wa...@wdstudio.com> wrote:
> >> I use this construction quite a lot:
>
> >>         var elm = evt.element();
> >>         if(elm.tagName.toString().toLowerCase() != 'td') elm =  
> >> elm.up('td');
>
> >> whenever I am constructing a rollover listener, since it works around
> >> the whole issue with mouseover / out events firing whenever you move
> >> over a child of the element you're trying to observe. Is there a
> >> simpler way to do this, a more Prototype-y way, that is? I've had a
> >> look around the API, and I also had a Google, but the former didn't
> >> turn up anything useful and the latter turned up every commit message
> >> from every project that includes Prototype.
>
> > I belive that is what Element.findElement is for.
>
> > Colin
>
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