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Transparent absolutely positioned boxes overlapping

From: Pyro <pyromanseer@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 00:27:40 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20040818072740.40005.qmail@web52207.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Pardon me if I am breaking any rules or etiquette of the list, this is
the first time I have ever posted to it. If I am please correct me and
I will not break the rules or etiquette again. I have searched through
the archives with a variety of keywords and no article seemed to hit on
exactly what my query is, so without further ado...

I have a question regarding absolutely positioned boxes with
transparent backgrounds that overlap. I have come across a page
that uses absolutely positioned boxes where the notion of the exact
definition of "transparent" in section 9.9.1 of the CSS2 (and CSS2.1)
is ambiguous as to what should happen. On this page it is the case that
many of the boxes overlap, and they all contain hyperlinked content.
The matter in question is not whether the text of the underlying boxes
should be seen (clearly by the spec text should be), but rather, should
the hyperlinks of the underlying boxes function inside the space of an
overlapping box.

You can see for yourself by opening the above link in IE that it does
allow the links to function, but if you open the page in the latest
versions of Firefox that it does not. Which is the correct behavior?

Is it possible to remove the ambiguity from the specification by adding
some verbage in regards to this?

Thanks in advance,
Jim Riley

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