Re: Tables and web browsers

Subject: Re: Tables and web browsers
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 12:48:30 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian, Flaherty [SMTP:bflaher -at- INDCON -dot- COM]
Sent: Monday, November 09, 1998 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: Tables and web browsers

>The <TR> and <TD> tags support a WIDTH parameter for you to *force* an
>equal column width.
><TABLE WIDTH="100%">
><TR><TD WIDTH=500 VALIGN="top">This is the first column.</TD>
><TD WIDTH=500 VALIGN="top">And this is the 2nd column.</TD></TR>

Be careful - unfortunately, this example *forces* a 1000-pixel-wide
table onto my 640x480 desktop.

It seems as though the HTML standard doesn't allow you to specify a
percentage for either the WIDTH or HEIGHT attribute (e.g. WIDTH="50%").

If you *must* have fixed-width cells (for example, because the cells
contain bitmaps) then this can't really be avoided. However, if system-
or browser-independence is an issue, you *might* be better off without

Take care,


Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc.
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own

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