[thelist] Box problem

Arlen.P.Walker at jci.com Arlen.P.Walker at jci.com
Fri Mar 16 08:44:28 CST 2001

Given three columns, call them A, B and C. The middle column should load
first, so it appears first in the HTML, followed by C, follwed by A. The
CSS, stripped to its essentials is:

.A {
   position: relative;
   left: -60%;
   width: 19%;
   float: left;

.B {
   position: relative;
   left: 20%;
   width: 59%;
   float: left;

.C {
   width: 19%;
   float: right;

This produces the three-column layout I'm looking for in NS6 and IE5.5/Win.
But in IE5/Mac, the columns present themselves in a different order: B,
then A, then C. The only way to get the A, B, C order I want in IE5/Mac is
to make B's position absolute and remove the "float:left" from the CSS.
Looking at the spec, I can't tell for sure if IE5/Mac has the standard
right, or the others do; I think I can present a good case for each side.

Is this one of those things left up to the browser implementation? If not,
which browser(s) are screwing up?

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen.P.Walker at JCI.Com
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