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Absolute Positioning - Different in IE and NN?

7:31 am on Dec 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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What I'm trying to do is this:

1) Position a gif that contains a circle,
2) Then position six navigational text images around that circle's perimeter.

It's not really acceptable to slice up a single image here or use an image map.

My first shot was to use a body background image for the circle and then position the text over it in a table. It worked in both browsers -- but only on a PC. Some Mac browsers skew the relative positions by 15 pixels or so, and it's very ugly. But, of course, some Mac browsers work fine, just to keep things lively.

So I tried putting the circle in a table cell background -- and Mac still went off into its own world.

OK. This site already had a requirement for recent browsers, so I decided to try absolute positioning with CSS -- using the z-index to get the text images on top of the circle image.

Lo and behold, Netscape 4.7 (PC version) renders the same absolute position differently on the two different z-indexes!

Has anyone else seen anything like this? Any clues as to what I am dealing with here would be greatfully accepted. I honestly thought that absolute positioning had no bugs.

BTW, all the versions of this page pass Homesite's HTML validator.

11:35 pm on Dec 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I once used CSS to assigned classes to div tag and then used absoulute positioning (left,top and z-index) to place a small duck on a small pond. It worked in
netscape 4.7. Are we talking about the same thing?
12:21 am on Dec 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I have a little experience using absolute positioning with layers(and it worked great). If you want to drop me the url through StickyMail I'll be glad to take a look.