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Chapter 14. Layers and Positioning > Absolute vs. Relative Positioning

Absolute vs. Relative Positioning

The position of an element in an HTML document can be either absolute, relative, or static. Layers, by definition, use absolute positioning.

Normal positioning is called static, and causes the element to be positioned within the normal flow of text. Specifying coordinates for static positioning does you no good, as they will be ignored (Figure 14.5).


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