On Aug 9, 2004, at 11:37 am, Leonie Price wrote:
> I'm perfectly friendly to people who don't patronise me (quote: "Eh,
> why are you doing this") and actually answer the question that was
> asked (thank you Philippe).
>> It should work without that gif file. Maybe the contents in the other
>> cells force the near empty cell to collapse.
>> Some url with the code would be helpful.
> The content in the surrounding cells doesn't effect the collapsing
> behaviour. It collapses, though strangely not completely even when
> the cell is empty, when there is not enough content to keep it open.
> I was hoping for a way to turn off this behaviour, or at least set a
> minimum width.
Based on the url you send me off list, what you want is a 'table' (a
wrapper div with display:table) spanning the whole width of the
viewport, containing 3 columns, the side columns (sidebar) have a fixed
(I understand that you might not want put the url on a public list, but
without seeing what you want to do, people can't help. Build a
simplified test case if needed.)
Now, your middle column (with no width defined) collapses in width if
not enough content to expand it. This is the normal behaviour of
It surprises me a bit that declaring a min-width on the middle column
doesn't have any effect (based on my own test file; tested in Gecko
recent builds). I'd have to read the specs again to make sure the why
and what of this; I haven't had time yet, lots of work in front of me.
One possible solution is to wrap all the contents of you middle column
in a div, and assign a min-width to that div.
It it where me, I would use floated boxes instead. There are lots of
3column layouts in the wiki that you can use as a template.
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