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Re: How is it possible to devise such a feeble system?

From: Jesse McCarthy <mccarthy36@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 19:24:56 -0400
To: www-style@w3.org
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Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net> wrote on 10/24/01 6:19:19 PM:
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>At 01:36 25/10/01 +0000, Vadim Plessky wrote:
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>>Ok, I want to make a screen presentation,
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>Use absolute positioning.
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>It's only when you have to position something of arbitrary size on an 
>screen of arbitrary size that the problem becomes mucky.
>
>I've been thinking about this a lot recently (particularly over the last 
>few hours) and the more I think about it the more I feel that solving the 
>arbitrary version of the problem is not the sort of thing that you should 
>try to do in HTML.
>
>The only possible use for a solution of the arbitrary problem (as far as I 
>can see) is in centering a splash screen logo (which is actually the 
>context in which I have had to use the <table height="100%"> hack).
>
>I'm not a browser developer, but I do program, and ISTM that building an 
>easy solution for the arbitrary problem into CSS would be very difficult; 
>certainly it would be far more difficult than the use would justify.
>
>Andrew

That is absolutely absurd.  re: "as far as I can see": you can not see very 
far, not very far at all.  You must not have done much web development.  
Moreover, how hard could it be?  It's already been done with tables, it's the 
same principle. 
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 19:31:33 GMT

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