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Hello all. Lets see if i can explain this. I will start from the inside out.

div.Data holds dynamic copy. It lives and is incorrectly spilling out the bottom of div.SiteContain er. Why is this? Shouldn't the container div stretch to fit the data within it? I know that by removing the position:absolu te; in div.Data it works but i need to position the div.

Another issue is that div.PageFooter is incorrectly positioning. I want it directly below div.Data inside of div.SiteContain er.

You can find the example here, http://www.tlcgiftsandbaskets.com/demo/position.htm. This code is stripped from the home page of the URL if you want the whole thing.

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  1. <style type="text/css" title="">
  2. body{ 
  3. margin:0px; 
  4. text-align: center;
  5. }
  7. div.SiteContainer{ /* centers to the page.*/
  8. position: absolute;
  9. z-index:1;
  10. width: 960px; 
  11. left: 50%;  
  12. margin-left: -480px;
  13. border: 1px solid green; 
  14. }
  16. div.Data{
  17. position: absolute; 
  18. z-index:2; 
  19. width: 600px; 
  20. top:100px; 
  21. left:100px;
  22. border:1px solid yellow;
  23. }
  25. div.PageFooter{ border:1px solid red; width:600px; }
  26. </style>
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  1. <div class="SiteContainer">
  3.     <div class="Data">
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  10.         <br />
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  12.         <br />
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  14.         <br />
  16.     </div>
  18.     <p>
  20.     <div class="PageFooter" style="">Epsum factorial non deposit quid pro quo hic escorol. Olypian quarrels et gorilla congolium sic ad nauseum. Souvlaki ignitus carborundum e pluribus unum. Defacto lingo est igpay atinlay. Marquee selectus non provisio incongruous feline nolo contendre. Gratuitous octopus niacin, sodium glutimate. Quote meon an estimate et non interruptus stadium. Sic tempus fugit esperanto hiccup estrogen. Glorious baklava ex librus hup hey ad infinitum. Non sequitur condominium facile et geranium incognito. Epsum factorial non deposit quid pro quo hic escorol. Marquee selectus non provisio incongruous feline nolo contendre Olypian quarrels et gorilla congolium sic ad nauseum. Souvlaki ignitus carborundum e pluribus unum.</div>
  22. </div>
Oct 26 '07 #1
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Shouldn't the container div stretch to fit the data within it?
No. Parent elements are never to expand to contain floated or absolutely positioned elements. IE will do this but this is a bug in IE.

I'm going to bed so didn't look closely but, in regards to your second problem, remember that absolutely positioned elements are removed from the normal flow and other elements may take their place. This causes things like footers to rise up into the middle of a page, for example.

btw, your doctype is incomplete and puts IE into quirks mode. See the article on doctypes under Articles above. Use html 4.01 strict.
Oct 26 '07 #2

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