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RE: CSS positioning

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:15:21 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102803b2009bb1b317@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
>but this floating position idea sounds good. The only problem is that I read
>somewhere (trying to dig it up) that it wasn't fully supported or was buggy
>in one of the 4G browsers...is that true ?

   Not only is it true, but it's worse than you think.  'float' is both
buggy and not fully supported by both 4G browsers on both platforms.
Navigator comes closer to getting it right, but still has massive, er,
quirks.  Explorer is even more of a pain in the neck to get to work with
this property.  I don't remember the exact workarounds for each browser,
but others on the list do, I'm sure.

>if not, how do I use this element ?

   My advice would be to avoid it if possible, and treat with extreme
caution if you do have to use it.


Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
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