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A fixed positioned div element has an absolutely positioned child div element. The parent has nonzero bottom and left offsets, whilst the child has zero top and left offsets. The stacked layers thus overlap. The parent has a z-index of 1, the child has a z-index of 2, and both have equal dimensions. The desired result is that the child should completely cover the parent, but it does not.

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Reported by LiteraryMoose.

(Orphaned), Opera | Reported on 30 November 2004.


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Posted by GĂ©rard Talbot on 5 March 2005


This is actually bug 123307 in Opera's Bug Tracking System (BTS) and it has been reported a long time ago. Also known as Opera 7.1 Reverse Windowshade Bug. See:



http://www.gtalbot.org/BrowserBugsSection/Opera7Bugs/Opera7Bugs.html (see item #12)

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