Actually I never bothered to look this up before. I got this information
from following the w3c style mailing list.
This thread in particular:
I believe that this is the origin of the problem maybe:
"The height of the initial containing block may be specified with the
'height' property for the root element. If this property has the value
'auto', the containing block height will grow to accommodate the
document's content. "
From: James Aylard [EMAIL-REMOVED]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [css-d] Re: How to get 100% height column?
> The CSS2 spec doesn't allow any way to make 100% height, it's that
> simple. I think the css spec writers are aware that this is a problem
> and are trying to come up with a reasonable solution for css3.
Hmm. You're the second person today to say that, and yet I don't
understand the basis of the claim. Obviously, the CSS "height" property
accepts percentage values. The height of an object when a percentage
value depends upon the height of the object's container, but I don't see
that translating into, "there isn't any way to make 100% height".
Explanation? I'm curious.
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