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I'm playing games with relative or absolute positioning?!? Have you seen ig's reply? I haven't even begun to understand what's going on there, although to be fair, I haven't really had time yet to study it: I don't know the significance of the 'W' specifier, and the '@1W@0Wx/x/a' bit looks interesting, and the whole thing is enclosed in a '(...)' group to which no quantification seems to be applied... Hmmm, interesting...