I am trying to get a block I have created to stay at the bottom of the content area.
The template was placed in page/html/legal.phtml
in page.xml I have added the following code at the bottom of <default>
<!-- Add Legal -->
<block type="page/html" name="legal" after="-" template="page/html/legal.phtml" />
The result is that the legal block is always at the top of the content page, never at the bottom. After="-” appears to not do anything in this situation.