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I have a page that has tables and a bunch of other stuff on it.  What I need to do is load an image and it's going to be overlapping the table quite a bit.  What I would like to do is load the image after the rest of the page is loaded with an absolute position on the page.  How can I do this?  Is there a <position="x,y"> tag for images or anything comparable?  I can't get into frames on any of my pages because the concept is too new and unreliable.  Thanks, I'm desperate and I don't have my html book anymore!
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by:edey
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there is using CSS, you would position it just like any other item (in ie), off the top of my head (prob not functional):

<img src=".." style="position: absolute;left :10px;top :10px">


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Mike
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To get it working properly with Netscape, you'll need to use layers...

<DIV id="layerName" style="position: absolute;left :10px;top :10px;height:100px;width:100px;"><img src="dsf.gif" height="100" width="100"></DIV>

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by:edey
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Of course you could stick it on a layer and it should work in both 4.+ browsers :)


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by:Assen
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Hi

You can use absolute position to do this. If you want to work with IE & Netscape you have to use <div> or <span> tags, don't use <layer>.
Example:

<p><span style="position: absolute; left: 174; top: 126"><img border="0" src="rose.jpg" width="100" height="75"></span></p>

If you are going to position a form use the next example:

<span style="position: absolute; left: 321; top: 181; width: 83; height: 19">
      <form>
            <input type="radio" name="e" value="1" checked>
      </form>
</span>

regards
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by:jbirk
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Assenn, the div tag which I suggested is considered a layer by netscape as long as the style specifies it as position:absolute.  And that will work on both browsers.
-Josh
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by:Assen
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- Josh
Yes they are all considered as layers, but you can make so colled layers in 4 defferent ways, see the example in your browser.

Example:

<span id="Layer1" style="position:absolute; left:74px; top:135px; width:195px; height:127px; z-index:1">
<p>Sample 1 </p>
<p>span</p>
</span>
<div id="Layer2" style="position:absolute; left:70px; top:292px; width:197px; height:105px; z-index:2">
  <p>Sample2</p>
  <p>div</p>
</div>
<layer id="Layer3" left="70" top="419" width="197" height="116" z-index="3">
<p>Sample3</p>
<p>layer</p>
</layer>
<ilayer id="Layer4" left="5" top="551" width="192" height="90" z-index="4">
<p>Sample4</p>
<p>ilayer</p>
</ilayer>

some of them are not going to work!

regards

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by:jbirk
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All four of those work in netscape, but the two layer and ilayer tags are Netscape specific.  All of those tags are considered layers by netscape...

I was just pointing out that your first post didn't really bring up anything that wasn't already stated by my post, other than using span instead of div.  But it doesn't really matter which is used in this case, cause they both do the same thing for this purpose.

-Josh
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by:Assen
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-Joshh
b explicit ;-)
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by:jbirk
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k, noted:)
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Thanks guys!
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