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stacking-order

stacking-order

Determine which of two nodes appears in front of the other.

Why?

The stacking order rules are fairly complex. Determining whether node A will render in front of node B involves much more than comparing the z-index of the two nodes – you have to consider their parents, and which of them create new stacking contexts, which in turn depends on CSS properties like opacity, transform, mix-blend-mode and various others that you probably hadn't considered.

The tie-breaker, if that doesn't yield a conclusive answer, is the position in the document (with later nodes rendering in front of earlier nodes).

Installation

npm install --save stacking-order

...or grab a copy from npmcdn.com/stacking-order.

Usage

var stackingOrder = require( 'stacking-order' );
 
var a = document.querySelector( '.a' );
var b = document.querySelector( '.b' );
 
var order = stackingOrder.compare( a, b );
// -> `1` if a is in front of b, `-1` otherwise 

Bugs

It's entirely possible that the algorithm used here doesn't exactly match the spec. If you find a bug, please raise an issue after reading CONTRIBUTING.md. Thanks!

License

MIT


made by @rich_harris