[lug] OT: html, css2...mixing absolute and relative coordinates

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Fri Oct 11 03:45:37 MDT 2002

I have a series of transparent png images, some are masks, others are 
used as color layers. By changing the stacking order, I can control what 
the final image is, and it runs on html without anything special. 
Problem is, I need to use absolute coords for the x position, to keep 
them from spreading out, and on y, I want relative coordinates. I don't 
see a way to specify (I'm using inline css2) a mix where x is absolute 
and y is relative (for that matter, text flow seems broken around it as 
well, floating does not seem to work right when I have any absolute 
involved). Can anyone tell me if there is a way to stack multiple 
transparent png's on top of each other, allowing text to flow around the 
IMG's like floating...without tying down the y-coordinate? I actually 
want the distance from left margin forced to one value, but y needs to 
float. I asked some css people, nobody has answered, so it seems to not 
be an easy thing.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

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