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wellerCSS positioning
by on Feb 11, 2006 at 11:44:43 am

I need to position the 'div' element so that it begins 150px from top and goes right until the bottom end of the screen.

I tried 'height: 100%' & 'top: 150px' but it just makes it the height of current browser window height and shifts it 150 pixels to the bottom.

This is not what I want. The Div layer is suposed to have a scroll bar of it's own and that why it shouldn't go beyond the bottom edge of window.

So, in a nutshel, what I want is a layer that starts 150px under the top edge, goes right to the bottom edge and redraws after user window vertical size change.

thanks for help


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Curtis ThompsonRe: CSS positioning
by on Feb 11, 2006 at 3:57:27 pm


short answer is that you have to figure out the height of the inner window of the browser (different for firefox/safari/etc vs ie, but doable) and then adjust the height of the div after that - then add an "onresize" event to the body and run that same function as they resize...

as for scrolling - you need to add an overflow param to your css for the div for that to kick in...


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