[thelist] Using % for table cell height

Joel D Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Sat Jan 10 14:17:22 CST 2004

> >There's your clue: td height has never been a part of the W3C rec, as
> Hold it, hold it! Why does everyone say this? 'height' is a 
> valid attribute for TD in both HTML 4.01 Transitional and 
> XHTML 1.0. And percentage values are allowed too. So there! 
> You shouldn't get an error with those doctypes. If you do 
> there must be another problem. Both width and height are 
> deprecated of course and verboten in Strict.
> On the other hand, height was never legit for TABLE. Maybe 
> that's what everyone is thinking of?

Of course. Temporary short circuit on my part. The original poster was
looking for a way to make a *table* fill 100% of the browser window, so
we were naturally discussing attributes of the <table> tag, not <tr> or
<td>, despite my mistyping. Making <tr> or <td> 100% won't do anything
about the original question.


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