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Weird IE5 Mac bug...

Sent by Philippe Wittenbergh on 16 September 2005 01:01

On 15 Sep 2005, at 11:26 pm, Thierry Koblentz wrote:

> "Test case" (IE5 Mac OS9/X):
> This is about image elements (not background images).
> As explained on the page below, the long image (the one that says
> comes on top of the logo *and* the search form, but it 
> is
> still possible to access both elements *through* the image. Using a
> transparent GIF doesn't just reveal the logo and the form, it lets the 
> user
> *access* them. Does that make sense?

That is one of the variants here:

All that relative positioning and absolute positioning you use here....
Each r.p box creates its own stacking context, which is anyway layered 
on top of previous ones.
Then the anonymous box that wraps around a <a>, or text comes higher.

and there is a difference in handling things depending on the type of 
element: div vs. semantic tag like p, ul, ...

I usually avoid as much as possible the use of r.p. in IE Mac, as it is 
quite messy in IE.

Philippe Wittenbergh

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