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The top property defines an offset of the top edge of an absolutely positioned element from the top edge of its positioning context, or the vertical distance which a relatively positioned element will be displaced.

Possible Values:

  • length: A fixed distance from the top of the positioning context.
  • percent: Some percentage of the height of the positioning context, assuming that the height of the context has been set explicitly. If not, then a percentage value for top is treated as though it were auto.
  • auto: Default. Lets the browser calculate the top position.

Applies to:

All the HTML positioned element.

DOM Syntax:



Here is the example which shows effect of this property:

<p style="position:absolute; top:100px;">
This line will be positioned 100px below from the 
top edge of this window.

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