At help.webflow.com/css-properties the definiton goes: “Absolute objects are positioned relative to their parent element (the box with which it is in). If it does NOT have a parent element, it uses the Body.”
At w3schools.com/cssref/pr_class_position.asp the definiton goes: “The element is positioned relative to its first positioned (not static) ancestor element”.
If I understand correctly, in order for an element to be positioned absolutely, it should have a non-auto positioned parent (at some level). This does not become clear from Webflow’s definition.