Re: [cssom-view] Why is body's offsetParent null ?

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:28:30 +0200, Mike Wilson <>  
> Though, the CSSOM scheme will break down if you want to know the
> offset to the body element as there is no way to get at this
> information.
> In particular, as Garrett pointed out, this offset is available in all
> browsers except Opera (and CSSOM) when using position:relative on the
> body element:

Following that (special casing position:relative on the HTML body element)  
would break finding the position of an element within the page, as I  
explained here:

And as that's what these attributes are used for primarily I don't think  
that's a better solution.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2008 10:40:20 UTC