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RE: Absolute positioning images

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 09:01:05 -0700
Message-ID: <41F7F4CE3CA2CF11BC5000805F14B2A902CEB32F@RED-31-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Bjorn E. Backlund'" <bjorn@cooper.xanthus.se>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
I would say (a) should be displayed on top of (b), because its z-index
is larger.  And incidentally, it should be irrelevant that you cook up
the surrounding <P>...</P> in this case, because it is the IMAGE that is
being absolutely positioned.  If you position the surrounding paragraph
instead of the image, you're asking for trouble - e.g., if an author
sets up padding for the paragraph, it will throw the image location off
in your system.

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bjorn E. Backlund [SMTP:bjorn@cooper.xanthus.se]
> Sent:	Friday, September 19, 1997 8:38 AM
> To:	'www-style@w3.org'
> Subject:	Absolute positioning images
> 
> 
> We're currently implementing the CSS positioning stuff in Intranet
> Writer (www.xanthus.se) and
> I have a question regarding the z-order of elements?
> 
> We treat all <IMG>s as text level objects, so the file
> 
> 	<HTML>
> 	<IMG>
> 	</HTML>
> 
> is parsed as
> 
> 	<HTML>
> 	<P><IMG></P>
> 	</HTML>
> 
> Assume the following doc:
> 
> 	<HTML>
> 	<IMG id=a style="position: absolute; left: 10; right: 10;
> z-index: 2">
> 	<DIV id=b style="position: absolute; left: 10; right: 10;
> z-index: 1">
> 		<P>Hello</P>
> 	</DIV>
> 	</HTML>
> 
> Should (a) be displayed ontop of (b)? 
> 
> We treat <IMG>s as text level tags and put them into <P>s 
> 	=> (a) will be within a <P> 
> 	=> it won't be on the same level as (b) 
> 	=> it will be displayed beneath (b)...
> 
> Any comments?
> 
> ---Bjorn
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 22 September 1997 12:02:27 GMT

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