Re: Specifying the width of table cells

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 12:17:35 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970713121735.00897760@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 12:17:35 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Specifying the width of table cells
In-Reply-To: <v03102863afee8d645a07@[205.149.180.135]>

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

At 07:01 AM 13/07/97 -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>At 3:13p +0200 07/13/97, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
> >
> > I've always wondered why you'd want to set the width of
> > *one* cell in a column. I can understand HEIGHT on a TR,
> > but should WIDTH on, say, the last TD in a column apply
> > to all earlier cells in that column too? That would
> > require that the entire table is redrawn.
>
>The reason you'd want to set the width of *one* cell in a column:
>
>Browser A:
>
>   /------------ Browser Window A ------------\
>   <table width="100%">
>   +--------------+---------------------------+
>   | TD width=120 |                           |
>   +--------------+---------------------------+
>
>Browser B:
>
>   /--------------------- Browser Window B ---------------------\
>   <table width="100%">
>   +--------------+---------------------------------------------+
>   | TD width=120 |                                             |
>   +--------------+---------------------------------------------+
>
>This allows the table to be scalable to different browser widths,
>something I consider of *extreme* importance.

Aren't you intending to set the width of the column instead of the width 
of a single cell?

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: PGP for Personal Privacy 5.0
Charset: noconv

iQB1AwUBM8j/ng/JhtXygIx1AQGZvAL8DWHH0AjXiiA0sEIiATIptOy60Rkpp5Dl
hwemVZku3m6ooq8xK6oVreoMKJRXy0zWyq3213SJtQ65+qK+4NYcfUR5myRjlfzp
xKK0suCtggoMU7Jf8tOJGyC56FHO5uBQ
=v2gC
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

Liam Quinn
===============  http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/  ===============
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
======  PGP Key at http://www.htmlhelp.com/%7Eliam/pgp.html  =====