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RE: using absolute positioning

From: Angela K Hilton <angela.hilton@umist.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 12:57:00 -0000
To: "'BAYLISS, Andrew'" <andrew.bayliss@oup.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003f01c3d90b$915377e0$12645882@ANGEPC>

Hi Andrew

Do you have a link to that article at all?

Angela K Hilton
Web & E-Learning Officer
Tel: 0161 200 3389

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of BAYLISS, Andrew
Sent: 12 January 2004 11:11
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: using absolute positioning

Hi all
Just read the article posted on the BBC web site concerning the winners
the Visionary Design Award.  The National Library for the Blind has
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
using a tableless design, you end up having to use absolute positioning
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 07:57:01 UTC

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