[thelist] Netscape table behavior - grrr

muinar muinar at gmx.net
Thu Dec 21 16:11:59 CST 2000

Thanks Rudy, that's helpful

Yes, it seems that I can't leave the right cell without a width, but
if I put in 90 or 100%, it compresses the left cells to some 30 pixels  :(

The solution is though, to put in one more of those single pixel gifs
and blow it up to the width of the left part of the table, so the right
cell can't compress it anymore. Got it!

Thanks again

At 14:52 21.12.00 -0500, rudy wrote:
> > http://www.muinar.com/test/intertabak.php3
> >
> > As always, it looks like it should with IE, but with
> > NS 4 the table cells shift to the right... any idea
> > what to do so that it lines up like intended?
>hi mike
>i looked at it using ie4, nn4, and nn6
>they all looked the same at 640x480, and there were no horizontal
>scrollbars in any of them, so i think you passed the first crucial test of
>liquid tables with five stars   ;o)
>at larger resolutions, e.g. 1024x768 the change you mentioned is
>noticeable -- ie4 and nn6 continue looking the same, but in nn4 the table
>cell with the logo slides right
>this table cell doesn't have a width, so i think nn4 is trying to
>"balance" the widths of the cells in that particular inner table -- try
>setting the cell to width=90% and see if that forces it open
>to tell you the truth, unless your site visitors switch back and forth
> >from nn4 to some other browser, they aint gonna notice that the sliding is
>happening -- this is one of those cases where i don't think you need to
>fix it, because it looks fine either way  ;o)

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