Sets the position of the object relative to the top of the next positioned object in the document hierarchy.


{ top: sTop }

Possible values


Variant that specifies or receives one of the following values:


Default. Default position, according to the regular HTML layout of the page.


Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px).

For more information about the supported length units, see Length units reference.


Integer, followed by a percent sign (%). The value is a percentage of the height of the parent object.

This property has a default value of auto. It is not inherited.


Use the top property only when the position property is set; otherwise, the value of the top property is ignored.


The following example uses the top property to change the position of the object. This example uses an inline style to set the position of a DIV object:

<div style="position: absolute; top: 100px; ">
. . . </div>

Standards information

This property is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 2 (CSS2) Ee371283.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.40).png.

Applies to

a, abbr, acronym, b, bdo, big, blockquote, body, button, caption, center, cite, code, custom, dd, defaults, del, dfn, div, dl, dt, em, embed, fieldset, font, form, hn, hr, i, iframe, img, input type=button, input type=checkbox, input type=file, input type=image, input type=password, input type=radio, input type=reset, input type=submit, input type=text, ins, li, object, ol, p, q, s, span, sub, table, td, th, tt, u, ul, var, xmp

See also

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