Footer section at bottom of page window


What’s the easiest way to set the footer shell section to always appear at the bottom of the browser window?

ps: {position: absolute; bottom:0} is not what I’m after because this is sliding the footer over my content instead of hiding the overflow.

Also - If I get the footer section to the bottom of the browser window I need to stretch the left nav to fill any emplty space.

We are using IE6 so the position: float is not an option.