[thelist] RE: pros and cons of absolute positioning in css

Brooking, John John.Brooking at sappi.com
Wed Feb 23 13:53:43 CST 2005

Mr. Sanders (Sarah Sweeney) said:
> Can someone tell my why absolute positioning is not recommended, 
> or let me know if I'm torturing myself unnecessarily?

Probably because (I'm pretty sure) absolute positioning was not included
in CSS1, only CSS 2+, and older browsers do not support it well, if at
all. Which is becoming less important, of course, but might still be,
depending on your audience. I have the same bias, probably from trying
to get sites to look okay in NN4 way back a year ago.

My $0.20.

- John

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