Re: Dynamic vertical spacing without overflow


I was thinking this would be possible with some clever use of margins but
then again I could be wrong.

> Other than CSS being designed for flowing documents (not user interfaces, but
> _documents_) in which the need to achieve the sort of layout being described is

Whoa. Isn't that a slight oversight? I mean when CSS was being done it
wasn't anything new to use HTML as a user-interface. Form elements anyone?
So tables are the way to go? Isn't that some kind of failure? I thought
I've been reading about CSS being able to eliminate table hacks.


> In a box model designed for user interfaces (eg any widget toolkit) this would
> be trivial to accomplish.  But CSS, as it stands, is simply the wrong tool for
> this job.
> Boris
> --
> "Vast quantities of ethyl alcohol (CH3CH2OH) have been
> discovered near the center of our Galaxy; evidently our
> Galaxy has also discovered that the best place to store
> liquor is in the middle of the system!"
>                  -- Frank Shu, "The Physical Universe"

Received on Wednesday, 5 March 2003 16:46:53 UTC