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Re: position: pointer

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:04:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBdG036gjH+DdKt281RPp41r8OFwR_C=J6g2qZLbZJX5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Cc: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> |  I don't understand the point of your questions.  Both are extremely
> |  simple.  It's identical to setting "position:absolute" and setting
> |  top/left to the position of the pointer, assuming that their
> |  positioning roots are the ICB.
>
> Well, if it's like "position: absolute" then we have a problem because the
> browser must recompute the layout everytime the mouse is moving. I would
> focus on a model like "position: fixed" to make sure the "pointer elements"
> don't affect any layout except themselves.

Huh?  Abspos and fixpos are identical in their layout effects.  Fixpos
just uses the window as its position reference, rather than an
element.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 8 October 2012 21:05:38 GMT

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