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table cell width calculation problems

From: <ve3ll@rac.ca>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:55:32 -0400
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <42BFF744.2595.C1F090@localhost>

a longstanding problem with miscalculating content widths 
still exists in latest snapshot ... it gets even worse when a 
simple styling is applied ... most important is the unnecessary
wrapping of content. it seems as if there is a fixed colum width
assumed rather than expanding as needed till window width is
reached ... compare with all other programs..... 
and styling shows how cell headings can wonder outside of table
element because of fixed dimension instead of dynamic .... 

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><title>Table Sizing Test:VE3LL@RAC.CA</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<style type="text/css">
body {background:#ffdead}
table.col {color:black;background:#ffff99;border:2px solid black;padding:5px}
th.col {color:black;background:#cccc99;border:1px solid black;padding:10px}
.nodec {list-style:none;margin-bottom:10px}

<h1>The Imaging Toolbox:VE3LL@RAC.CA</h1>
<p>This simple table demonstrates some problems with table dimensions
within Amaya. There is no need for any item to fold as the column
widths should automatically expand as needed until window width is reached!
This occurs even if no styling is applied. Also when styling is applied
the boxes for table headings run outside the table box!! This has been
a longstanding bug that interfers with menus that are constructed as
lists within tables to get multicolumn lists.</p>

<table class="col"><tr><th class="col">Shareware/Freeware Editors</th>
<th class="col">Commercial Editors</th></tr>
<tr><td><ul class="nodec">
<li><a href="http://www.sofotex.com/EasyDraw-download_L17286.html">
EasyDraw</a> - Simple CAD</li>
<li><a href="http://fortunecity.gifworks.com/">Gifworks</a>
 - <em>online</em> GIF editor</li>
<li><a href="http://www.gimp.org/">GIMP</a>- GNU/Linux standard</li>
<li><a href="http://www.gimp.org/windows/">GIMP For Windows</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.snapfiles.com/get/paintstudio.html">Paint Studio Lite</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/photoplus/default.asp">
<li><a href="http://www.xat.com/">Xat.com Jpeg Optimizer</a></li>
</ul></td><td><ul class="nodec">
<li><a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html">
Adobe PhotoShop</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.arcsoft.com/en/products/photostudio/"
>ArcSoft PhotoStudio</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html">
GIF Construction Kit</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.lview.com/index.htm">LVIEWPRO</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks/">
MacroMedia Fireworks</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.Microsoft.com/office/previous/photodraw/">
Microsoft PhotoDraw</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.jasc.com/products/paintshoppro/">
Paint Shop Pro</a></li>

John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
Received on Monday, 27 June 2005 16:55:38 UTC

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