At 13:17 -0500 12/30/02, Dianne Gronfors wrote:
>I can't get past the first instructions and not because I
>can't read. Using NS7.0 and/or IE5.5, the solid red border does not display
>on the tables. Everything is displaying with the dotted purple border. The
>browsers seem to be ignoring the first rule.
My first question would be this: what happens in your browser when
you load 'ch0102.html' from the project files? If you see lines
there, then it's probably a misunderstanding in how the files are
supposed to work. In Project 1, the project file corresponds to
Figure 1.3, which is unusual for the book and probably wasn't
explained clearly enough. There's a sidebar note on page 6 that
implies all this but I never actually spell it out.
If you do see them in that file, then it's probably something
else. My two top guesses would be that you put the styles in an
external stylesheets but left in the <style> element, or that you
have a syntax error like a missing close-curly-brace-- but those are
just shots in the dark. In cases of complete failure of styles, it's
hard to guess what's happening without seeing the code in question.
Could you put your test files on a Web server so we can examine them?
Eric A. Meyer (http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/), List Chaperone
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
-- Martina Kosloff (http://www.mako4css.com/)