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The z read-only property of the DOMPointReadOnly interface represents the z coordinate of a point.

In general, positive z means out of the screen (the opposite of the direction the user is facing), and negative z means into the screen (the same way the user is facing).


var zPos = DOMPoint.z;


A double.


Specification Status Comment
Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1
The definition of 'z' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Latest spec version is an ED.

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support

No support

No support

No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support (Yes) No support No support No support No support No support

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