Thursday, January 3, 2008

document.body.scrollTop in IE

It seems that document.body.scrollTop does not work in IE6 if the document's doctype is defined as
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
To find out the scrolling offset in a way that works for both DTD3 and DTD4.01 you can use
(document.documentElement.scrollTop?document.documentElement.scrollTop:document.body.scrollTop)
Same goes for scrollLeft.
See more at document.body.scrollTop in IE

4 comments:

  1. It works awful, thanks a lot.
    My function for update position of an element with mouse movement (after your excellent contribution) looks like:

    function updatePos(e){
    var objFlow = document.getElementById('sumarizado');
    if(document.captureEvents){
    objFlow.style.left = (e.pageX - 250) + "px";
    objFlow.style.top = (e.pageY) + "px";
    }else{
    objFlow.style.left = event.clientX + (document.documentElement.scrollLeft?document.documentElement.scrollLeft:document.body.scrollLeft) - 250;
    objFlow.style.top = event.clientY + (document.documentElement.scrollTop?document.documentElement.scrollTop:document.body.scrollTop);
    }
    }

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  2. You are a complete life-saver - thanks.

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  3. excellent solution, thanks

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