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.
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.
All the HTML positioned element.
object.style.top = "2px";
Here is the example which shows effect of this property −
<html> <head> </head> <body> <p style = "position:absolute; top:100px;"> This line will be positioned 100px below from the top edge of this window. </p> </body> </html>
It will produce the following result −