Full length sidebar based on length of page with CSS.

Hey all,

I have a page that is laid out using Cascading style sheets. The link to the parent page is http://pps.ddogdesigns.com/default_new.asp.

The problem is actually on the detail page of the news articles located on the left side of the above page so click on one of the news articles to get to the detail page, any of the articles should work. Or here is a direct link http://pps.ddogdesigns.com/aboutus/news/news.asp?newsid=1

The problem is in the left sidebar that says "Hello World"....I need that black background to go the full length of the page rather than stopping part way down.

Here is the Style that is controlling everything in that sidebar;

.sidebar {
      position: absolute;
      background-image: url("/images/redesign/subpagessidebar.gif");
      background-repeat: repeat-y;
      align: left;
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      z-index: 0;
      top: 126px;
      height: 100%;
      left: 5px;
      width: 140px;      
      text-indent: 15px;
      color: white;
      }

Please help and thanks,
Knotty Dred
knottydrdAsked:
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FendrinCommented:
ok, I have figured out that the broblem is *somehow* realted to tnephotoarticleimg2.jpg... without this image, it looks just fine. I will continue looking into this...
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FendrinCommented:
ok, i was wrong.. it's not the picture explicitly... it's the height of the main area... I have an idea.. let me try it and get back to you...
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FendrinCommented:
I have cornered the problem, i just need to figure out how to eliminate it. The problem is that you have everything positioned absolutely... now, when an object is positioned absolutely, all of it's positional and dimensional attributes are raltive to the viewport.... so height:100% stops at the bottom edge of the screen instead of continuing all the way down the page.
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FendrinCommented:
gald to have helped.
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