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RE: CSS positioning

From: Sandeep Hundal <Sandeep.Hundal@digital.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 15:03:27 +0100
Message-ID: <B8D39071AD31D1119EA40000F84344AF02424DD7@reoexc5.reo.dec.com>
To: "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Chris,
thanks for the reply. along with another reply from Russell, I tried
absolute postioning....setting the left border of the text at 100px and the
links at 5px. The problem is that since I have loads of text and links
seperated by space, as you can see from the diagram, absolute postioning
becomes a bit tiresome as I'd have to specify the absolute postion for all
the para and links, with problems arising if people like bigger or smaller
text....

but this floating position idea sounds good. The only problem is that I read
somewhere (trying to dig it up) that it wasn't fully supported or was buggy
in one of the 4G browsers...is that true ?

if not, how do I use this element ?

Thanks
Sandeep

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris@w3.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 1998 2:01 PM
To: Sandeep Hundal
Cc: 'www-style@w3.org'
Subject: Re: CSS positioning


Sandeep Hundal wrote:

> I'm trying to get something to work purely with CSS but it doesn't render
in
> mybrowser (NN4.5) on Win 95...

> --------------------------------------  |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |                                       |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |link   text,text,text,text,text,text   |
> |__________________________     |
> 
> right now I have to use tables to have them side by side.... 

You have two real choices - use float, or use absolute positioning. I
would try float first as it is likely to be more robust with different
window sizes.


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