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Re: table editing problems

From: Irene VATTON <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 18:12:28 +0200
Message-Id: <200006051612.SAA24043@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: "Lorrie Cranor" <lorrie@research.att.com>
cc: www-amaya@w3.org
> While editing http://www.w3.org/P3P/Group/Specification/p3p-issues.html
> with Amaya 3.1 (on Win98)
> I've found that inserting a new table row often (but not always) causes Amaya to
> get into a state where it is constantly re-rendering the table, causing the
> browser window to flash, but stop responding. It has to be killed and
> restarted at that point. This seems to happen all the time if I place my curser
> in the last row of the table in any spot other than the right-most cell, and
> select tr from the types menu. While I can understand that this may be 
> partially a user error (I should put my curser in the right-most cell I think --
> I couldn't find an explanation of exactly this point in the help pages, but
> I think that's probably the correct way to use it) I don't
> think it should crash Amaya.

You're right. If the cursor is currently in the middle of the row, Amaya is 
looking
for in the DTD a way to generate a row here and I guess it found that the 
better is to
split the current cell and the row here, generate a new row and fill the end 
of the
previous row and the beginning of the next row with empty cells.
Perhaps the context was more complex and Amaya tried to do more than that?
Probably we have to avoid generic editing within tables and provide specific 
commands.

I guess if you selected the row by ESC (or F2 on Windows) then enter a return 
you obtained
what you wanted.

> 
> Also the help page for tables doesn't explain how to remove a table row.
> How is this done?

The right way is to select the row  by ESC (or F2 on Windows) then Delete.
I'll add the information in the help page.

-- 
     Irene.
Received on Monday, 5 June 2000 12:12:33 UTC

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