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Re: position:absolute, tabbing and css in netscape?

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 18:05:16 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <01c101c10f0c$9f5f9470$20117b81@paul>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <www-style@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
This is a bug in Netscape. So far there hasn't been a version at all that
allows you to have keyboard access and CSS absolute-positioned elements in
the same page (at least not to my knowledge). To have absolute positioning,
you have to sacrifice keyboard access. To have keyboard access, you have to
sacrifice absolute positioning. To have both, you have to sacrifice
Netscape.

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind (www.webaim.org)
Center for Persons with Disabilities (www.cpd.usu.edu)
Utah State University (www.usu.edu)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:20 AM
Subject: position:absolute, tabbing and css in netscape?


> I apologise for bringing some code into the discussions.
> I cannot seem to get Mz 0.9, Netscape 6.0, 4.75, or 4.08 to allow tabbing
> and  position:absolute; in styles.
> What is wrong? Is there some action to be taken, or merely my coding
error?
>
> <html>
> <head>
> <title>css test for tabbing in netscape</title>
>
> <style type="text/css">
>
> #splat {
>  position:absolute;
>  top: 15px;
>  left: 15px;
> }
>
> </style>
> </head>
>
> <body>
>
> <div id="splat">
> <a href="http://www.pmld.org"><img src="images/splat.gif" border="0"
alt="a
> site for people with multiple and profound learning difficulties"
> name="splat"></a>
> </div>
>
> </body>
> </html>
>
>
> jonathan chetwynd
> IT teacher (LDD)
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
> http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture
directory
> on the web"
>
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2001 04:16:41 GMT

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