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

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 11:30:20 +0300
Message-ID: <A35E2040C17F0C48B941B8F4D0DF122908E610@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

Thanks Paul, NOW I get what the thread was all about. My apologies to
Jonathan, I had not realised what the subject really was. Somewhere in
the back of my head, I thought that "tabbing" was referenced as an
alternative to positioning (relative conversation has taken place in the
past).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Bohman [mailto:paulb@cpd2.usu.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 1:05 AM
> To: Jonathan Chetwynd; www-style@w3.org; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: position:absolute, tabbing and css in netscape?
> 
> 
> 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 04:31:33 GMT

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