Full height of a html element (div) including border, padding and margin?

What about something like this (no jquery)? It’s similar to @gdoron’s answer but a little simpler. Tested it in IE9+, Firefox, and Chrome.

function getAbsoluteHeight(el) {
  // Get the DOM Node if you pass in a string
  el = (typeof el === 'string') ? document.querySelector(el) : el; 

  var styles = window.getComputedStyle(el);
  var margin = parseFloat(styles['marginTop']) +

  return Math.ceil(el.offsetHeight + margin);

Here is a working jsfiddle.

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