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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#10101 closed bug (invalid)

scrollTop in iFrame always returns 0

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: anonymous
Priority: undecided Milestone: None
Component: offset Version: 1.6
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


Using $(window).scrollTop() in iFrame always returns 0.

To reproduce, load an iFrame from a secondary page. In the iFrame page, specify a scroll event that uses $(window).scrollTop(). You'll notice it always returns 0.

Using document.documentElement.scrollTop or document.body.scrollTop returns the correct value.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

I forgot to specify that this problem only occurs in IE.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Rick Waldron

Component: unfiledoffset
Owner: set to anonymous
Status: newpending

Try this:


comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by trac-o-bot

Resolution: invalid
Status: pendingclosed

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comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by amazingant

I can confirm this still happens with jQuery 1.7.2 with IE 8, and using $("body").scrollTop() also provides a zero regardless of actual scroll position.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Why is it that nobody can produce a test case?


jsFiddle runs its test in an iframe.

worksforme in IE8, so please provide one that doesn't.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by amazingant

At the time, I didn't produce a test case because I was busy fixing the issue and moving on to the rest of my work. At this point, partly because some other change I made to my HTML appears to have fixed it with $(window).scrollTop(), although $("body").scrollTop() remains an issue, and partly because jsfiddle doesn't like it when I try to put frames inside of its frames, making it difficult to reproduce the problem there.

As far as with $("body").scrollTop(), I posted an example as a gist on GitHub here:


This gives me correct values for $("body").scrollTop() in Chrome 20.0 and Safari 5.1.7, zero in IE 8; I don't have access to firefox at the moment. If I can figure out how I had the issue with $(window).scrollTop(), I'll post a second gist for it.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

I'm seeing this problem in Chrome 32.0.1700.77 on Mac OSX. The suggested solution [$("body").scrollTop()] also yields zero.

comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

Please disregard this. I forgot that we are using an old version of jQuery (viz., v. 1.7.2).

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