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Re: CSS positioning

From: Simon Richter <geier@psi5.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 06:25:20 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <35DB2101.B763B39E@psi5.com>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: Sandeep Hundal <Sandeep.Hundal@digital.com>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Chris Lilley wrote:

> > right now I have to use tables to have them side by side....
> You have two real choices - use float, or use absolute positioning. I
> would try float first as it is likely to be more robust with different
> window sizes.

Well, NN4 still has some rendering bugs - For example,

    <STYLE TYPE="text/css">
  float: left;
    <P><IMG SRC="img1">Description</P>
    <P><IMG SRC="img2">Explanatory text</P>

renders as

+----+ +----+ Description
|img2| |img1|
+----+ +----+

Explanatory text

So if the web site should work with other than beta browsers, too, you can not
rely on that stuff to work.

Received on Friday, 28 August 1998 12:57:24 UTC

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