Re: <TD WIDTH="25%"> not supported: Why not?

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Fri, 30 May 1997 16:52:57 -0700


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Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 16:52:57 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: <TD WIDTH="25%"> not supported: Why not?

At 7:03p -0400 05/30/97, Dave Raggett wrote:
 >
 > It was not part of HTML 3.2 for the simple reason it didn't work
 > across a wide range of browsers as of early 1996.

What does "didn't work" mean exactly? Didn't work perfectly or not at all?


 > Note that the browser can automatically work out how wide columns
 > need to be based upon their content.

Which can be a curse as well as a blessing:

  Feature  | Brand X        | Brand Y        |
 ----------+----------------+----------------+  <--Balanced presentation
  Widgets  | None           | Caters to an   |     thanks to <TD WIDTH="nn%">
           |                | effluvium      |
 ----------+----------------+----------------+

  Feature | Brand X | Brand Y                |
 ---------+---------+------------------------+  <--Skewed
  Widgets | None    | Caters to an effluvium |
          |         |                        |
 ---------+---------+------------------------+

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