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Re: problem with css-positioning

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 02:00:50 -0700
Message-ID: <01f901c11b31$a17c2620$6e27b3d1@sol>
To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Wait, let me correct myself. I've just discovered that your suggestion does
work under mozilla's implementation. Sorry to immediately respond as I had.

So my question now is: Was this the intention of the CSS2 spec all along? I
mean, while it is exactly the feature that I would hope there would be in
there, I don't recall the language. If someone could point me to the section
of the CSS2 spec that discusses this (I do have the spec on my hard disk)
I'd apreciate it greatly.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Hiester" <alatus@earthlink.net>
To: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: problem with css-positioning

>Already possible:
>   body { position: fixed; top: 0; left: 0; bottom: 0; right: 0; }

I know that doesn't work in current implementation. If you have more text
than can fit in the browser window, the BODY expands to fit the full height
of the text. I recall reading somewhere in the spec (I appologize I don't
remember where) that this is the proper behavior.

The idea is that setting the height or width to "window" (or something
similar... I'm not hung up on the exact word) makes it so that the root
element does _not_ expand with the height or width of its contents.

Thanks, though. I do apreciate the response.

Received on Thursday, 2 August 2001 04:52:45 UTC

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