Hey Rudy, Thanks for your response. Like you, I've also heard others mention this situation, and the only work-around I've come across so for is to use the form element's visibility property, hiding it when the other divs are on & showing it again after. I really hope this is addressed in future specs, as it can make for incredibly ugly applications at the moment! We're developing in IE at the moment, with the main difference to Netscape seeming to be that only select/option boxes are omnipotent (and how..!). Replacing them all with plain text boxes removed the problem, but sadly it isn't a viable solution. Thanks again though, Karen > -----Original Message----- > From: rudy [SMTP:r937 at interlog.com] > Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 3:58 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] Select boxes in viewing heirarchy > > > ... drop-down select boxes always appear over the submenus... > > Has anyone encountered/conquered this problem before? > > hi karen > > three hours later and no response, i figure it's safe for me to step up > and > say that although i have never encountered this myself (i'm still choked > up > about what css does to font sizes, i haven't dared start to play with > positioning and z-index), i have heard other web developers mention it > several times, apparently this is one of those things that you will just > have to live with, although i think it applies only to netscape (not sure) > > "Netscape > 4.x > Form elements are always rendered on top of absolutely or > relatively positioned elements, regardless of where they are > located in the document tree or any 'z-index' value specified." > > http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/properties/position/zindex.htm > > > rudy > r937.com > > > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !