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CSS Positioning Draft

From: Ka-Ping Yee <kryee@wheat.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:46:12 -0500
Message-Id: <9701311846.AA09799@wheat>
To: www-style@www10.w3.org

From a quick look at the draft, i see that all the elements
may be positioned relative to the top-left corner of the
parent, but not to the bottom or right.  What if one wants
to place an element (say, a menu) exactly two inches wide
along the right edge of the window?  Let me know if i've
missed something, but i don't see how the draft allows this.

The most obvious solution is to allow "right" and "bottom"
properties, since you've already separated "width" and
"height" from "top" and "left".  I think it's reasonable
to ask people not to put these values in conflict.

You also might want to include a few more display-independent
length units (like cm or %) in your examples rather than
focusing on pixel counts only.  With a little care even
documents with positioning specs should be able to tolerate
some window resizing.


Ping
Received on Friday, 31 January 1997 13:46:41 GMT

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