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Re: footnotes

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:13:44 -0400
To: "Stephanos Piperoglou" <stephanos@internet.com>
Cc: "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>, "html (w3)mailing list" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01bd9426$28d41e20$86acdccf@bckman.ix.netcom.com>
Stephanos,
    I would be glad if you could share your code with us.

This is the best I can do

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<STYLE>
    .sidebar{
         position:absolute;
         background-color:green;
         width:1in;
         left:0.1in;
     }
    .container{
         position:relative;
         background-color:red;
         width:2.5in;
         padding-left:1.2in;
     }
</STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<DIV CLASS="container">
     <DIV CLASS="sidebar">
      A side note
     </DIV>
    This is a paragraph with a side note
</DIV>
<DIV CLASS="container">

    This is a paragraph without a side note
</DIV>
</BODY>
</HTML>

And I am not very happy with the result!

Tables (unfortunatly) still do a better job!!

Frank

PS I didn't find a side bar example at your URL.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@internet.com>
To: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Cc: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>; www-html@w3.org <www-html@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: footnotes


>On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Frank Boumphrey wrote:
>
>> Don't forget side notes which are the easiest of all to find and read.
>>
>> They would be quite easy to do if the absolute position was rendered in
>> reference to its containing block (as required in CSS2(9.3.1 Choosing a
>> positioning scheme: 'position' property)), unfortunatly communicator
doesnt
>> support the absolute position, and IE4 doesnt do it quite right.
>
>Untrue - if you declare the containing block as relative and the
>positioned one as absolute *then* it works. For an example see
>http://www.webreference.com/html/
>
>You can implement sidenotes using CSS-P right now, you just have to be
>very very careful and do it in a very specific way.
>
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