>>first of all, height isn't a valid property of <div>.
>> percentage values in CSS are defined in relation to the width of
>> the parent
>> element. therefore percentage values for height are pretty meaningless (as
>> they should be).
>> point being; there are good reasons for why things like height:100% don't
>> work as you want them to.
>So great - there are good reasons, but how do we get the durned thing to do
>what we want? What's the practical answer to "how to get a 100% height
>column" (or whatever height, I guess), or is it just not possible?
I guess this is a IE5 Mac problem but Ns6 and Opera5 display it nicely. The
reasons Ian stated do make sense, so is the IE5 display the "correct" way or
a bug? I'm aware that's probably opening a can of browser worms, but I'm
just looking for an easy way to have three solid columns on a page even if
the text stops halfway down the page.