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Hiermenus Go Forth, XXV - DHTML Lab | 10


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Hiermenus Go Forth, XXV:
Version 4.1.3 - The Complete Script (Full-Window)



Consider the following one-line-display HTML page:

<HTML STYLE="background:pink">
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Old BODY</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY STYLE="position:absolute;
             left:50px;top:50px;
             height:80px;width:180px;
             margin:20px;padding:10px;
             background:yellow;">
hello
</BODY>
</HTML>
The HTML above, without a !DOCTYPE declaration, causes IE6 to render in backward-compatible, regular run-of-the-mill IE mode. The background color applied to the HTML element is ignored, as are the position, left, top, height and width style declaration properties.




<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
      "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<HTML STYLE="background:pink">
<HEAD>
<TITLE>New BODY</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY STYLE="position:absolute;
             left:50px;top:50px;
             height:80px;width:180px;
             margin:20px;padding:10px;
             background:yellow;">
hello
</BODY>
</HTML>
The HTML above has a !DOCTYPE declaration. IE6 is forced to render in standards-compliance mode. Notice that the background color applied to the HTML element covers the whole browser window. The BODY element renders as a positioned element. All the style declaration properties are valid. The BODY element, therefore, is only the yellow rectangle in the center of the window.




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