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Thread: Overlay and nested divs, turning on and off,

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Overlay and nested divs, turning on and off,

    I have an overlay div that gets turned on in certain conditions. Very standard stuff, covers the screen, has a semi-trans bg. When the user clicks on it, it turns it off (set's display property to none).

    but contained in the overlay is another div and when the user clicks on that, i don't
    want the overlay and (divs contained therein) and to be turned off. so far i haven't been able to accomplish.

    i tried to circumvent by doing this

    $('#interiorDiv').click(function() { return; });

    i'm sure jQuery can deal with this, no?! does anyone know how to do this?

    big thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I believe something like this might be what you want, it checks on the click event of the parent to ensure that the Parent Div actually initiated the click.

    HTML Code:
    <div id="parentDiv">
    <br />Parent
    <div id="childDiv">Hello I am the child</div>
    <br />Parent
    theParent = document.getElementById("parentDiv");
    theChild = document.getElementById("childDiv");
    if (theParent.addEventListener)
      	theParent.addEventListener('click', clickedParent, false);
    	theChild.addEventListener('click', clickedChild, false);
    else if (theParent.attachEvent)
    function clickedParent(e)
    	var targ;
    	if (!e) 
    		var e = window.event;
    	if (e.target)
    		targ = e.target;
    	else if (e.srcElement) //IE
    		targ = e.srcElement;
    	if (targ.nodeType == 3) // handles a Safari bug
    		targ = targ.parentNode;
    	if (targ.getAttribute("id") == "parentDiv") {	
    		console.log("I am the parent");
    function clickedChild(e)
    	console.log("I am the child");

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