[whatwg] clientWidth and innerWidth

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 19 14:06:28 PST 2007

On Wed, 19 Dec 2007, ddailey wrote:
> I was revisiting some old scripts I had written for determining the size 
> of the browser window (or things inside it) -- using clientWidth for IE 
> and innerWidth for Netscape / other. Like many scripts written for the 
> good old days, measuring seems to have changed as well.
> Mark Wilton-Jones provides this rather frightening analysis 
> http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/tutorials/javascript/browserwindow of the 
> behavior of Opera, IE, and FF (various versions of each) in and out of 
> quirks mode. A quick text scan of the "editor's draft" of HTML5 at 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/ reveals no mention of either 
> clientWidth or innerWidth, so I'm wondering where this might be handled 
> if not in HTML itself?

We moved all that stuff to the CSSOM draft that Anne is working on.

Anne, care to elaborate?

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