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Re: positioning and sizing an element relatively to any other element

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:36:25 -0400
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21003211236x207a1303qf98ebd394820b035@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure.  For the first one, concerning floats:
>
> . . .
>
> In both of these situations, you don't know the height of the parent
> and don't want to assign a definite height, as the other contents have
> unpredictable heights.  But you still want some things to be equal to
> the height of their parents, but you can't do that currently.

Ah, I see.  That does make sense, thanks.  Absolute positioning is a
partial solution, but imposes its own set of headaches (most notably,
requiring a fixed width).
Received on Sunday, 21 March 2010 19:36:58 GMT

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