Obsolete
This feature is obsolete.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.

Note: Starting in Gecko 6.0, document.height is no longer supported. Instead use document.body.clientHeight. See element.clientHeight.

Summary

Returns the height of the document object. In most cases, this is equal to the <body> element of the current document.

Syntax

height_value = document.height

Example

// alert document height
alert(document.height);

Alternatives

document.body.clientHeight
document.documentElement.clientHeight
document.documentElement.scrollHeight

Specification

HTML5

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: fscholz,