Re: Tables

Thomas van Gulick (ppinn@dra.nl)
Sun, 19 May 1996 20:02:18 +0200


Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 20:02:18 +0200
From: ppinn@dra.nl (Thomas van Gulick)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Tables
In-Reply-To: <199605191355.PAA27280@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <1056.6713T1145T184@dra.nl>

> ++ >>Wouldn't a HSPACE attribute for <TD> and <TH> be nice? I keep seeing
> the
> ++ >>columns of my tables 'stick' to eachother...
> ++ >
> ++ > See CELLSPACING (thickness of rules) and CELLPADDING (text offset from
> ++ > rules).
> ++ 
> ++ But when using this, the table will be stretched vertically too, and this
> ++ is not what I want.
> ++ 
> ++ I know, actually what I want is not a table, it is something like a
> profile
> ++ in the form:
> ++ 
> [ Snip ]
>
> You can use the WIDTH attribute on <TD>. This will set the width for
> a cell (and hence for the column). If possible, the user agent will
> use that width. A user agent is allowed to ignore if it would not
> be possible to use the suggested width. The disadvantage is that
> you have to compare pixels vs (proportional) font width.

Proportional font width can be anything, so I have no idea what I 
width I should use. On one system it should be 50 pixels, on another
it might be as much as 5000 pixels, and in the future it might even
be 100000000 pixels, who will say?

Thomas
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