This is because x and y axis are not used in HTML only in JavaScript as far
as I am aware.

On 5:01:19 am 06/04/08 "John Horner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I've just spent a bit of time looking at how background-position works
> when expressed as a percentage:
>   background-position: 90%;
> and I'm wondering why it works the way it does.
> Here's the best way I can describe the effect of (90%, x-axis)
> positioning with percentages: "to position the image such that the
> point 90% across the image is aligned with the point 90% across the
> element".
> There's something rather counter-intuitive about that (it's even hard
> to describe!), and I've tried to explain it in teaching people about
> CSS and found that people are rather baffled by it.
> Does anyone know why it was created that way, and/or can you tell me
> if there's some very useful thing this rule allows you to do? That
> is, as opposed to a simpler rule like "image is offset that amount to
> the left" which is what I assumed when I first came across it.
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