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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#11616 closed bug (invalid)

outerHeight not properly calculated when children have margins

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: dimensions Version: 1.7.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I have created a JSFiddle here which illustrates best what I try to explain here: http://jsfiddle.net/pgjwG/4/

Basically, when there is a container div with children, and the children have a margin, then outerHeight(true) returns an incorrect value for the container div. It will return the height as if the top-margin of the top-child and the bottom-margin of the bottom-child would not apply.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Rick Waldron

Component: unfileddimensions
Priority: undecidedlow
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This is not a jQuery bug, the outer element has a height of only 20px:


comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

I see that it's not jQuery's problem, but I still don't really understand why the browser only returns 20px... The margins of the inner elements 'move' to the parent element? Then still the parent would have the 60px if it includes its margins, right? Why are the margins of both the parent itself and the children not taken into account when the browsers calculates its height?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dmethvin

Your answers won't be found in a bug tracker. Try a forum.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

True, I'll try there :-) Thanks!

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