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Re: feature for HTML

From: Alex Montgomery <amontgom@miranda.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 09:39:06 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19990218093318.009fe830@mail>
To: kebl0820@sable.ox.ac.uk, www-html@w3.org

>Fixed positioning allows certain parts of a document to remain static with
>respect to the viewport, i.e. not to scroll with the rest of the document. 
>This can be used, for instance, to provide a navigation bar, one of the
>more popular uses of frames. More sophisticated interactions, though often
>possible, tend to be a little impractical without frames, unless some sort
>of scripting is employed.

In argument for frames, With CSS how would you get a fixed positioning
element to scroll with it's own scrollbar... (say you had a navbar on the
left, and it was longer than the UA's window size...)

Alex Montgomery
Received on Thursday, 18 February 1999 09:39:18 UTC

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