Re: <table> Problems.

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
31 Dec 1996 20:25:11 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 31 Dec 1996 20:25:11 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: <table> Problems.
In-reply-to: <199612310409.XAA20914@www10.w3.org> (opedog@csra.net)
To: opedog@csra.net
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
Message-id: <199612312025.UAA15559@curia.ucc.ie>

   Maybe you don't see it, but on my browser (NN), the table extends
   about half a screen below where it should stop. 

What I see is the right-hand-most column extending that much below the
rest of the table, but this has nothing to do with HTML: you just have
too much text in the right-hand column for the width you've allowed
for it.

   Peter, the entire page is mostly made up of a <table>, but the part
   that I'm talking about that extends too far is not text.  It's
   nothing.  Just an empty table.  The left side is yellow, and the
   middle and the right sides are white.  If you don't see it then

I'm using NN Gold 3 and I don't see these. I suspect it may be a
browser bug.

   tell me.  It kind of bugs me since I am a confessed perfectionist.
   That's why I use the <font> instead of the <Hn> in places.  I like
   to use uniform tags and not an <Hn> here and a <font> there.  Like
   you said, "overspecifying the file (overuse of FONT where Hn makes
   more sense) just makes everything excessively complex."  But to me,
   complexity is organizable.

Well, it depends on your needs. I like headings to go in Hn because
then I can identify them _as_ headings...this lets me reuse them for
things like indexes, searches to find subjects, style changes etc. If
you hard-code everything you make it that much less useful. Maybe
prettier, but the Web is an information system, not a wordprocessor.
IMHO. YMMV.

   P.S.  If you look through the source of my page, Ignore the <!--  -->,
   that's just there for fun.

Heh. I added my own comments and I'm mailing it back to you
separately. Ignore what I say about Hn instead of FONT where
appropriate. I thought the best fix was to make the Imperial Navy
stuff double-column width at the bottom. But IMHO again...

///Peter