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Div Tag Not stretching to bottom of page in IE
absolute positioning

 10:51 am on Jan 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have the following

position: absolute;
top: 149px;
background-color: #5C6743;
bottom: 0px;

<div id="content"> aljdflajdslfajsdfl<div>

This should be straight forward and in Firefox it does what it should in IE it doesn't stretch down to the bottom.

Is there a work around with out using faux columns



 12:31 pm on Jan 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Without seeing the context and without know why you are using absolute positioning, it's hard to provide a solution, though I believe the answer has to do with IE's support of css (good, but not great). However, there is a possible solution found at the positioniseverything.net article on In Search of the One True Layout [positioniseverything.net]. The article deals with a equal hight multi-column layout using floats, but I think the same approach should work for you.

To do this you may need to convert to using floats and change the css to following:

[i]div-parent-element[/i] div#content
overflow : hidden;

float : right;
background-color: #5C6743;
padding-bottom : 10000px;
margin-bottom : -10000px;

Again, without knowing the context, I don't know if this is the correct apporach.

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