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Re: How to get around the lack of a LAYER tag?

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 16:45:29 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19971008164529.008e69f0@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: ed_scott@corp.disney.com, <www-style@w3.org>
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At 12:47 PM 08/10/97 -0800, ed_scott@corp.disney.com wrote:
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>     I read that the Netscape LAYER tag was turned down by W3C for 
>     inclusion in HTML v4.  This seems unfortunate as it was a very 
>     powerful tool for information presentation.

See <http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40/intro/intro.html#h-2.3.1> for why the 
LAYER element does not belong in HTML.

>     From what I can see there 
>     is no other way to do the sorts of thing I want in HTML

This is correct.  Presentation is best specified in a style sheet, not in 
HTML.  The Positioning extensions of Cascading Style Sheets provide the 
functionality of Netscape's LAYER element, with the added bonus of support 
from Microsoft (in addition to Netscape).  See <http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-
positioning> for more on CSS Positioning.

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Liam Quinn
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Received on Wednesday, 8 October 1997 16:44:49 GMT

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