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<!doctype html>
<title>drag &amp; drop - dragging elements by overflowing children that are positioned outside them</title>
<style type="text/css">
div {
height: 200px;
width: 200px;
background: blue;
white-space: nowrap;
position: relative;
span {
display: block;
top: 0;
left: 210px;
position: absolute;
width: 100px;
height: 100px;
background: yellow;
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function () {
document.getElementsByTagName('div')[0].ondragstart = function (e) {
e.dataTransfer.effectAllowed = 'copy';
e.dataTransfer.setData('text','dummy text');
<div draggable="true"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Drag me</span></div>
<p>Drag the above text sideways. Pass if the drag placeholder shows that the text and both the yellow and blue squares are being dragged.</p>