[thelist] tabs or compressing dictionary lists

James Aylard evolt at equilon-mrc.com
Tue Mar 20 11:53:04 CST 2001


> As far as I know, IE always throws new line for the <DD> part,
> even in COMPACT DL lists.

    No, IE behaves much like Netscape in this respect: so long as the
definition term <dt> is within a certain width (appears to be about 40px in
the sample I tested on IE 5.01 on Win32), IE will place the definition-list
definition on the same line as the definition term.

> In Netscape, the "tab-stop" for the DD element in a compact
> list is fixed, to about 3 characters (in 12pt anyway) and so
> wouldn't work in the example given.  Using a table seems to me
> to be the easiest solution.

    I agree that using a two-column table would probably be the best way to
handle this.

James Aylard

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