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Check whether an element is visible or hidden with Javascript


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jQuery considers an element to be visible if it consumes space in the document. For most purposes, this is exactly what you want.

Native DOM API

Emulate jQuery's implementation :

element.offsetWidth > 0 && element.offsetHeight > 0;


Don't use Element#visible(), it just checks if a CSS attribute display: none exists. This is to naive for most cases.

Emulate jQuery's implementation instead:

element.offsetWidth > 0 && element.offsetHeight > 0;

Or maybe you'd even like to patch Prototype so it behaves like jQuery:

Element.addMethods({ visible: function() { return offsetWidth > 0 && offsetHeight > 0; } });
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