Is HTML text string within current scrolling visible area of browser window?

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at
Sun Mar 27 06:55:15 EDT 2011

Hi folks,
Can anyone help me with the correct terms to seed my Google search? 

I'm trying to discover whether it's possible to check programmatically (maybe with Javascript, Jquery, etc.) whether a specific element on a web page (that is readable from the page HTML), such as a specific div, tag or string, is currently within the visible rendered page area of a browser window with a (vertical) scroll bar.

Otherwise, if it's a specific page - with a known layout and therefore calculable coordinates for the element to find - is it possible to know how the browser window's current size and scroll offset relate to the 'underlying' page?


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