This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Returns a boxObject (x, y, width, height) for a specified element.

Note: This method is obsolete. You should use the element.getBoundingClientRect() method instead.


boxObject = document.getBoxObjectFor(element);


var myDiv = document.getElementById("myDiv"),
    boxObj = document.getBoxObjectFor (myDiv);
alert (
  "x:" + boxObj.x +
  ", y:" + boxObj.y +
  ", Width:" + boxObj.width +
  ", Height:" + boxObj.height


Specified in nsIXULDocument.idl

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