View Full Version : document.height in IE

03-21-2004, 06:21 PM
I wrote a little script, but as it is often IE can not do the simple tasks...

I am getting the document.height in Mozilla, but IE does not return a number it says it is undefined, why?

what can i use instead?

thanks for any help :(

03-21-2004, 07:17 PM
Hmm, have a look at <http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/om/measuring.asp>

03-23-2004, 02:45 AM
Ahhh IE is sooo bad, i hate it, but thanks for the link it helped me a lot :thumbsup: :D

03-23-2004, 03:00 PM
Original sig by JAVAEOC
IE is evil, I hate it, it always destroys my script, if you are still using that stupid thing called IE get Mozilla now :)
"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear."
- Gandhi.

06-27-2012, 01:24 AM
Just stumbled across this old thread. For anybody coming across this today, note that document.height is not a standard property, in fact it's officially "obsolete" according to the Mozilla Developer Network documentation.

The correct way to get the height of the document (which works in IE) is to access the documentElement:


As always though, check the spec as it may be another 8 years before somebody finds this post.