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using absolute positioning

From: BAYLISS, Andrew <andrew.bayliss@oup.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 11:10:34 -0000
Message-ID: <852ED745A1B8D411BBD900B0D0789E0C07B01B48@exc05.uk.oup.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi all
Just read the article posted on the BBC web site concerning the winners of
the Visionary Design Award.  The National Library for the Blind has posted
10 tips, one of which is the says you should avoid the use of absolute
positioning when building a web page.  Surely if you are building a web page
using a tableless design, you end up having to use absolute positioning to
ensure that the elements are positioned correctly?
Could somebody tell me why the use of absolute positioning should be

Andrew Bayliss
Internet Developer
Group Internet Department
Oxford University Press
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 353736
Received on Monday, 12 January 2004 06:15:25 UTC

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