frames (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 03:34:07 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199608101034.DAA22900@server.livingston.com>
Subject: frames (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 03:34:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Erik Aronesty shaped the electrons to say...
>Why don't tables allow for scroll-bars on cells?

Because they are meant for portraying tabular data, not page formatting.
Their use for page formatting is just people using the tags to new ends.
Table cells will wrap content to fit, and the cell should be, at minimum,
wide enough for the widest item it contains.  And tall enough for the 
tallest item, or to fit all of the text in the desired width - whichever is
greater.  There is no need for scrollbars.

-MZ
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