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

From: Douglas Rand <drand@sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 17:13:09 -0400
Message-ID: <343BF765.4089270@sgi.com>
To: ed_scott@corp.disney.com
CC: www-style@w3.org
ed_scott@corp.disney.com wrote:
>      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.  From what I can see there
>      is no other way to do the sorts of thing I want in HTML and I will be
>      forced to consider a slower to load approach that requires a plugin.
>      If I am wrong and there are ways to dynamically manage layered images
>      in the HTML v4 draft please tell me what I am not seeing.  

Take a look at the absolute positioning proposal (CSS-P).  It has
the same functionality as the layer tag,  but has the advantage
that the HTML tag space doesn't get more complex.

Doug Rand				drand@sgi.com
Silicon Graphics/SSO			http://reality.sgi.com/drand
Disclaimer: These are my views,  SGI's views are in 3D
Received on Wednesday, 8 October 1997 17:13:31 UTC

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