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How to get the rectangle of the text in an element (not the rectangle of element itself)?

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Sometimes the rectangle of the text in an element is different from the rectangle of the element itself. I know there are tow functions: Element.getBoundingClientRect() and Element.getClientRects(). but they can not find the rectangle of the text in an element.

For example, there is following element button: <button style="position:absolute; left:58px; top:324px; width:100px; height:40px;"> Both the span and the paragraph have a border set. </button> The text of the above button has gone out of the button. How can I get the rectangle of the text in this button?

Sometimes the rectangle of the text in an element is different from the rectangle of the element itself. I know there are tow functions: Element.getBoundingClientRect() and Element.getClientRects(). but they can not find the rectangle of the text in an element. For example, there is following element button: <button style="position:absolute; left:58px; top:324px; width:100px; height:40px;"> Both the span and the paragraph have a border set. </button> The text of the above button has gone out of the button. How can I get the rectangle of the text in this button?
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cor-el
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Looks that that height property isn't large enough. Best is to set the height to auto to let the browser make all text fit.


<button style="position:absolute; left:58px; top:324px; width:100px; height:auto;"> Both the span and the paragraph have a border set. </button>
Looks that that height property isn't large enough. Best is to set the height to auto to let the browser make all text fit. ---- <pre><nowiki><button style="position:absolute; left:58px; top:324px; width:100px; height:auto;"> Both the span and the paragraph have a border set. </button></nowiki></pre>
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dai_juntang said

I know there are tow functions: Element.getBoundingClientRect() and Element.getClientRects(). but they can not find the rectangle of the text in an element.

A text node is not an element, so a text node doesn't have those two methods. Why do you need a rectangle instead of the textContent?

''dai_juntang [[#question-1269126|said]]'' <blockquote> I know there are tow functions: Element.getBoundingClientRect() and Element.getClientRects(). but they can not find the rectangle of the text in an element. </blockquote> A text node is not an element, so a text node doesn't have those two methods. Why do you need a rectangle instead of the textContent?
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Thanks for your replies. I have got the answer of my question in: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58005936/how-to-get-the-rectangle-of-the-text-in-an-element-of-the-web-page-not-the-rect/58006078#58006078
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