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Re: windowed elements and z-index

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 14:12:47 -0500
To: "Manos M. Batsis" <manosb@profile.gr>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.4.05.10012301411440.200619-100000@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>

On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Manos M. Batsis wrote:

>   Ok, windowed elements such as <select> and <iframe> cannot be
> controlled with z-index but, shouldn't they be dependent on their
> parent's z-index? I was expecting a <select> element to behave
> according to it's container's z-index when I expand a DHTML menu on
> top of it, instead of having to alter it's display value every time
> the menu unfolds... can someone please explain to me why?

This is just a bug in the IE 4/5 (Windows) implementaion of CSS.
I think (but don't know) that it's still a bug in IE 5.5 (Windows),
but you should verify this yourself.

> Manos
Received on Saturday, 30 December 2000 14:12:54 UTC

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