The width of the top border of an element in pixels. It does not include the top margin or padding. clientTop is read-only.

Gecko-based applications support clientTop starting with Gecko 1.9 (Firefox 3, implemented in bug 111207). This property is not supported in Firefox 2 and earlier.


var top = element.clientTop;



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Left Top Right Bottom margin-top margin-bottom border-top border-bottom


clientTop was first introduced in the MS IE DHTML object model.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'clientTop' in that specification.
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