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RE: Header, Footer, and Sidebars

From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 22:25:50 -0800
Message-ID: <01BCF9F1.1AA162B0.amarshal@usc.edu>
To: "'David Norris'" <kg9ae@geocities.com>, "'W3C Style List'" <www-style@w3.org>, "'W3C HTML List'" <www-html@w3.org>
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 
> footers, and sidebars in HTML or CSS?  A dockable header, footer, and
> sidebar would be helpful for HTML accessibility and backward 
> This can be visually accomplished with frames, currently.  Frames, 

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


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
  student - artist - programmer
      "Everyone a mentor,  Everyone a pupil"

Received on Wednesday, 26 November 1997 01:21:19 UTC

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