Re: how to get the height of an element
by "Justin H." <justinh(at)whidbey.net>
||Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:57:28 -0800
||"HWG Style" <hwg-style(at)hwg.org>
You have to ask for it like this:
As I understand it, you can only get left, top, right, bottom, width, height
and display from this and there may be some quirks. The value is returned
in pixels - i.e., 19px.
It's a round about way, but if IE supports the defaultView object, you
should be able to apply this to IE6 also, depending on how much of the DOM 2
spec it honors.
No guarantees, warantees or intelligence implied by the previous statement.
Your mileage may vary. etc, etc, etc...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Blair" <jason(at)bcs-inc.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 9:30 AM
Subject: how to get the height of an element
> Hi everyone. I'm new to the list, so sorry if this question has been
> asked previously.
> Does anyone know how to get the height of an element where its
> height hasn't been explicitly set? This was possible in Netscape4
> browsers, but I can't seem to get it in Netscape6. For example,
> in Netscape4 I could ask:
> and it would return the height of that element (in my case a DIV tag).
> However, with Netscape6 the call:
> document.getElementById(some_id).style.height doesn't give a height
> because I have not explicitly set it (I can't).
> Thanks in advance, and sorry for the beginner question.
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