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Posted on 2004-09-27
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I am trying to find a way to have a block's height to equal the parent's height

the CSS FILE,  for the menu part,  i added bottom:0; height:100%;  i thought that this will enable the menu block to stretch along with the page block.
the content block is the one that have the content that push down the page block. i want menu block to go along with it even though it doesnt have content.
Is there a way to do this?  I am lousy in explaining it in technical term, i hope this is clear, please let me know if its not clear


Heres an example

CSS FILE

#page{
      /* Colors */
                        
      /* Element Control */                  
      width:800px;
      margin-bottom:30px;            
      margin-right:auto;
      margin-left:auto;      
}

#content{      
      /* Element Control */
      float:right;      
      width:74%;      
}

#menu{      
      /* Element Positioning */
      top:0;            
      bottom:0;
            
      /* Element Control */                              
      width:25%;      
      height:100%;
      margin-right:1%;                                    
}



HTML FILE

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
        "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
      <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />      
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="template.css">
      <title> Tour  Zurich! </title>
</head>

<body>      
      <div id=page>
            <div id=content>
                  <table width="100%">
                        <tr>
                    <td width="50%" bgcolor="#C6E2FF">
                      <div>random data</div>
                    </td>
                    <td width="50%" colspan=2 bgcolor="#C5FFC5">
                      <div>random data</div>
                    </td>
                       </tr>
            
                  <tr>
                    <td height="200" bgcolor="#E8F4FF" valign:"top">
                      <img src="images/z3.jpg" alt="DATA" />
                      <ul>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                      </ul>
                    </td>
                    <td colspan=2 bgcolor="#E7FFE7" valign:"top">
                      <img src="images/z2.jpg" alt="DATA" />
                      <ul>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                      </ul>
                    </td>
                       </tr>
            
                  <tr>
                    <td bgcolor="#C5FFC5">
                      <div>Accomodations</div>
                    </td>
                    <td colspan=2 bgcolor="#C6E2FF">
                        <li>random data</li>
                    </td>
                       </tr>
            
                  <tr>
                    <td height="200" bgcolor="#E7FFE7" valign:"top">
                      <img src="images/z4.jpg" alt="data" />
                      <ul>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                      </ul>
                    </td>
                    <td colspan=2 height="200" bgcolor="#E8F4FF">
                      <img src="images/z1.jpg" alt="DATA" />
                      <ul>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                        <li>random data</li>
                      </ul>
                    </td>
                       </tr>
                  </table>
            </div>
            <div id=menu>
                  MENU                  
            </div>                  
      </div>            
</body>
</html>
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I dont think it can be done under normal implementation...
but here are some links that might offer you some help:


http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum83/200.htm
http://www.quirksmode.org/css/100percheight.html


they should offer some assistance.
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