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When hovering over a span I would like to get the offsetLeft and offsetTop values so I can make something hover near it. When I do this I get 0 for both values.

What is a better way to tackle this? I am using jQuery.

Assume I am starting with (looped by server-side scripting):

<span onmouseover=hoverNearMe(this.offsetLeft,this.offsetTop);>some username</span><br />


I'm giving the the answer rep out based on code leverage/DRY.
The longer function you could use over and over in your own js library.
The second short answer however is 100% correct too.

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