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    Oct 2009

    Question problem with relative positioning and table cell height

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    I want to set up a table so that error messages appear directly above specific table columns in the form of a div tag with a red background and the same width as the column.

    To do this I've added a div tag inside the <th> element of the table, with the display property set to 'none'.

       <nobr>Header Content</nobr>
       <div id="error_message">Error Message</div>
    When I want to display an error message above the table I use the following styles on the div tag

          background-color: #ffcccc;
          width: 100%;
          position: relative;
          left: 0px;
          top: -100px;
          z-index: 1;
          display: block;
    It displays the div tag above the header like I want, but it still stretches the height of the <th> element as if it was still contained inside of it. How do I do this without stretching the cell height?
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