Re: Specifying the width of table cells

Arnoud (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 20:15:16 +0200

From: (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
Subject: Re: Specifying the width of table cells
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 20:15:16 +0200
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In article <Pine.LNX.3.96.970713151549.318A-100000@elmert>,
Steve Cheng <> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 1997, Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:
> > <TR><TD WIDTH=200>....
> > <TR><TD WIDTH=100>....
> > 
> > the first cell partially overlap the second column or something?
> Don't we have the COLSPAN attribute? That way it removes the
> media-dependency on the individual cell(s).

That's the correct answer to the wrong question. :-) I was just
wondering here what the point is of WIDTH on TD. It just seems
entirely out of place there - width information always applies to
the entire column, not just the one cell.

It *would* make sense if the table model allowed for cells overlapping
parts of other columns (COLSPAN overlaps a cel into whole columns),
but that's probably too much asked.

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