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

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 01:46:50 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199710130846.BAA19308@server.livingston.com>
To: ed_scott@corp.disney.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Once upon a time ed_scott@corp.disney.com shaped the electrons to say...
>     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 

Thankfully yes.  The last thing we need is another needless hack element to
go along with BLINK, SPACER, et al.

>     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.  Thanks,

Presentation does not belong in HTML.  It belongs in styles - and I note
you sent this to www-style so you must realize that.

CSS Positioning allows for the layering, positioning, and dynamic content
of LAYER.  And it does so in a standard manner.  As a bonus NS 4.0 and
MSIE 4.0 both support it.  With more browsers and authoring tools coming.
NS is the lone supporter of LAYER and is likely to remain as such.

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