Re: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

Andrew n marshall (amarshal@usc.edu)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 22:25:50 -0800


Message-ID: <01BCF9F1.1AA162B0.amarshal@usc.edu>
From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
To: "'David Norris'" <kg9ae@geocities.com>,
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 22:25:50 -0800
Subject: RE: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

On Tuesday, November 25, 1997 6:23 PM, David Norris 
[SMTP:kg9ae@geocities.com] wrote:
>     Has anyone worked on including some means for creating dockable 
headers,
> footers, and sidebars in HTML or CSS?  A dockable header, footer, and
> sidebar would be helpful for HTML accessibility and backward 
compatibility.
> This can be visually accomplished with frames, currently.  Frames, 
however,
<SNIP>

This can be accomplished with careful uses of CSS-2.  Here's is my one file 
frameset:

http://www.media-electronica.com/~amarshal/Tests/divframes.html

IE4 is the only UA that renders this properly.

Note that much of the absolute positioning could be discarded if the 
'available' values or unit were implemented as I suggested the other day in 
www-style.  This would also allow more flexibility in the fonts.  The 
current implementation requires all size values be in absolute coordinates 
or % of <BODY>, rather than conforming to the content (reasoning behind the 
overflow values.


Andrew n marshall
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