[thelist] padding in NS7

Mike Foroobar mike at exit13.f2o.org
Tue Apr 1 16:10:02 CST 2003

My suggestion is to read this:
http://www.alistapart.com/stories/practicalcss/. Tables are great things
to use, but like everything else, they have a purpose. For example, if
you're creating a calender, you should use a table because calenders
display tabular data (more on this at
The initial transition from tables and spacers and such to CSS, div's,
and seemingly-ugly hacks, is hard, but in the long run it does pay off.
I also suggest you read through the whole Dive Into Accessibility series
(not too long... http://diveintoaccessibility.org/), as well as check
out the Web Standards Project (http://webstandards.org/) and the W3C
(http://www.w3.org/) for more on web standards.

PS - One more interesting site of note is an interview with Mike
Davidson of ESPN (who runs their site) regarding backwards compatibility
(part one:
http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/espn-interview/01/, part
two: http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/espn-interview/02/)

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tom Dell'Aringa
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:32 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] padding in NS7


I have a navbar type thing that is a table row. I have this style for it
set a the TR level:

.navBar { 
	height: 16px;
	padding: 0px 10px 0px 10px;

Works fine in IE, does scratch in NS7. I figured this was because I
maybe couldn't pad the TR - so I wrapped the stuff in a DIV. It worked
in ONE place, but not the OTHER..how odd is that. Here are the two

It worked here:
<tr><td>some stuff on the left side here</td>
<td align="right" class="topnav">
<div class="navBar"><strong>&copy; Copyright 2002 Motorola,
Inc.</strong></div> </td>

It did NOT work here:

<tr class="navBar">
<td align="right">
<div class="navBar">
<a href="blah.html" class="topnav">My</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<span
class="topnavHere">Administration</span>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="#"
class="topnav">Logoff</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="#"
class="topnav">Help</a></div> </td> </tr>

Any ideas?


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