This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The getRectValue() method of the CSSPrimitiveValue interface is used to get a rect value. If this CSS value doesn't contain a rect value, a DOMException is raised. Modification to the corresponding style property can be achieved using the Rect interface.


var rectValue = cssPrimitiveValue.getRectValue();

Return value

A Rect object representing the rect value.


Type Description
DOMException An INVALID_ACCESS_ERR is raised if the CSS value doesn't contain a Rect value. (i.e. this is not CSS_RECT).


var cs = window.getComputedStyle(document.getElementById("clippedDiv"));
var cssValue = cs.getPropertyCSSValue("clip");


Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Style Specification
The definition of 'CSSPrimitiveValue.getRectValue' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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