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how to make a div take the remaining space in a container

chand pb
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Last Modified: 2016-02-25
  How do I make a div element take the height of the remaining space?.  I have  a container with a nav header and  footer (both are fix). I want to put 2 div element  in between the header and footer. The first div is 200px and the second div should take over the remain space.

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I would like the grey area to span the remaining space. ?

Here is my code
Link to plunk: http://plnkr.co/edit/xb1HLIhSfVZzEe2p7bT0?p=preview

<!DOCTYPE html>

  <link data-require="bootstrap@3.3.2" data-semver="3.3.2" rel="stylesheet" href="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
  <script data-require="bootstrap@3.3.2" data-semver="3.3.2" src="//maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.2/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
  <script data-require="jquery@2.1.3" data-semver="2.1.3" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style1.css" />
    .rfooter {
      height: 4em;
      text-align: center;
      color: white;
      background-color: green;
      font-size: 1.5em;
    .footerSeachButton {
      background: #2175d9;
      color: white;
      text-align: center;
      height: 4em;
      vertical-align: middle;
      line-height: 4em;
    .footerSeachButton span {
      display: block;
      height: 20px;
    span.footericon {
      line-height: 3;
    .footerLoginButton {
      background: #00308f;
      color: white;
      text-align: center;
      height: 4em;
      vertical-align: middle;
      line-height: 4em;
    .footerLoginButton span {
      display: block;
      height: 15px;
    .searchResulNavBar {
      background-color: #2175d9;
      padding-left: 2em;
      padding-right: 2em;
      height: 3em;
      line-height: 3em;
      color: white;
      text-align: center;
      font-size: medium;
    .success {
      background: yellow;
      height: 200px;
    .info {
      background-color: grey;


  <div class="container">
    <div class="row">
      <nav class="navbar navbar-fixed-top">
        <div class="row searchResulNavBar ">
          <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left pull-left navglyphicon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
          <div class="text-center "><strong>Confirmation</strong>
    <div class="row" style="padding-top:3.5em">
        <section class="success ">
          need the entire section to be yellow [to section 2-grey]
        <section class="info">
          need the entire section to be grey [to the start of the footer]
    <footer class=" row navbar-fixed-bottom rfooter">
      <div class="container">
        <div class="row">
          <div class="col-xs-6 col-md-6 footerSeachButton">

            <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-search footericon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
            <span class="">Search</span>
          <div class="col-xs-6 col-md-6 footerLoginButton ">
            <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-user footericon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
            <span class="">Login - Register</span>


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