troubleshooting Question

Make Iframe work with position relative using clip:rect

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Hi, I am trying to figure out how to do an iframe of just a portion of a page (in this example the news highlight of yahoo).  I got this to work with position:absolute, but I cannot seem to get this to work with position:relative.  What happens is the portion of the target page that I am clipping shows up on the left side.  

I would like to use this on a page that is centered, so position:absolute is not an option.  Ideally I would like to put a float tag around all of this and treat the iframe like an image.  I tried to do a float and also a table (putting the iframe in the center col of the table).  I can't seem to carry over what I have done in my code example to anything position:relative.

Any ideas on where I should go with this?  

I am not using the Yahoo page in my actual page, I am just using this as an example.  


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<DIV STYLE="position: absolute; left: -50px; top: -100px; clip:rect(165px 595px 415px 160px);">
  <iframe width="595" height="415" src="http://yahoo.com" scrolling="no"></iframe>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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