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CSS ,Absolute positioning, Web Link problem

Posted on 2013-06-14
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I have a page that is using absolute positioning for sets of links and CSS to place the sets on a page.  The user can't highlight these from the browser or copy them.  I saw where some folks changed the z index of the text but that did not work.  If I got to the very bottom of the page it will highlight on the way  up that way.

Is there a workaround to this that would allow the absolute positioning and the user could still hightlight the links for copying?
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Post a link please.  Without seeing the page there is no way to know what is happening, and your description of the problem does not make any sense.

Cd&
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Cobol is right a link to your page will help us to understand your problem better.
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Page is behind firewall you can't get to it.  Let me put the cod ein a document and attach.  What I am saying is that on the browser side the user wants to highlight and copy a link.  I saw where absolute positioning prevent this.  It jsut won't let you highlight any links.  The page is a series of absolute positioned sets of links.
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by:mcnute
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Why don't you put the links in an input field and use some javascript to make the copyable as seen in many pages on the web?

Here are some examples how it is done:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/400212/how-to-copy-to-the-clipboard-in-javascript
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"absolute positioning" absolutely does not do that.  You're just doing something wrong.  I have a client with 100 pages that use "absolute positioning" without that problem.
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Dave is right absolute positioning has nothing to do with access to select and copy, unless you have screwed up something else.  Thus we need to see not just discuss and go in circles.

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Attaching CSS and code in separate word documents.  Did not put all the code in each section is exactly th same with different documents.  You can see how they are working.  Maybe the probleml is in the css for links not sure.
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I used teh browse and then hit upload and I also tried attachments.  Not sure as I can't tell if the files posted. Did not get an error msg.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Want to give you credit for the effort since I could not get the code where you could see it.
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