On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 "Cristian Necochea" [EMAIL-REMOVED]> said...
>this is example is a little long, but it shows the desired effect. the =
>first table works well in both IE5.5 and Moz1.1. the second table only =
>works well in Moz1.1. i haven't had time to check it out elsewhere, but =
>the main point is that if you need to break up the table header and the =
>tbody, you can align the columns by using <col /> tags.
><!-- start long example -->
> <style type=3D"text/css">
> </style> =09
> <col class=3D"1" />
> <col class=3D"2" />
As you can see above, a setting in your email program caused this to come
out with extraneous character codes, which mucked it up. I believe this
is caused by something called quoted-printable. If I'd received the
message directly, it'd be fine, as my email program can understand
quoted-printable. Unfortunately the digest software this list uses does
not, and those codes come through. This happens A LOT, and makes the
digest very difficult to read. [ hint to the list mom ]
I took your sample and cleaned it up in BBEdit, then tried it in IE 5.1.5
Mac. Your top table has both a horizontal and a vertical scroll bar, with
the table body being about 80% of the total width of the headers. The
lower table is larger, lacks scroll bars and shows all the content.
In Netscape 6.2 Mac, both tables are the same width and both have a
vertical scroll bar only. The upper table lacks a bottom blue border, and
the scroll bar is outside the table width, while it is inside the table
width on the lower table (but under the header).
Opera Mac screws it up indescribably, even worse than iCab.
Dartmouth, NS Canada
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