Explorer needs a width/height for absolute CSS layout

A valid way to position an HTML element with the absolute type is by defining only the left offset, right offset, top offset, and bottom offset from parent. Opera and Firefox pass. IE 6 does not.

Test page Workaround is not included
Reported by: Peter Siewert.

Explorer 5-6 Windows, Explorer 7 | Reported on 20 May 2005.

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1 Posted by Johan Olsson on 23 May 2005 | Permalink

Here is a description and examples of the method, plus a workaround for IE: http://www.fu2k.org/alex/css/frames/

2 Posted by Peter Siewert on 23 May 2005 | Permalink

Thanks for the interesting link. The test page has been updated.

3 Posted by Gérard Talbot on 29 July 2007 | Permalink


Please take note that geocities.com adds junk code to the page which interferes with triggering standards compliant rendering mode in MSIE 7. I tried the testpage after removing geocities junk code and it works in MSIE 7.