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Re: Q: z-index and the body element

From: gordon <gordon@quartz.gly.fsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:16:36 -0700
Message-ID: <000a01bef27c$ed28e7a0$5c5d0418@vista1.sdca.home.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
I thought the purpose of z-index was to determine what portions would be
visible of  elements overlapped with positioning.  Isn't what's being
described here better suited for the visibility property [space reserved,
and content absent]?

later,
gordon

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
To: Axel Dahmen <a.dahmen@infozoom.de>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>; Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 1999 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: Q: z-index and the body element


> On Thu, 29 Jul 1999, Axel Dahmen wrote:
>
> > I've got a question regarding the z-index property: Why can I still see
> > elements which I've put *behind* the BODY element (see example below)?
>
> Because your browser has a bug or doesn't support z-index.
>
> > <BODY STYLE="z-index: 0; background-color: #456789;">
> > <P STYLE="z-index: -1; color: #fedcba;">This is a test showing a text
that
> > shouldn't be visible as it lies behind the body element <EM>("z-index"
> > property equals "-1").</EM>
> > </BODY>
>
> Note that setting the z-index on BODY is unnecessary to show this.
>
> --
> Ian Hickson
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>
>
Received on Sunday, 29 August 1999 20:16:42 GMT

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