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Re: Table Scrolling

From: Lakshmi Raj <lakshmi@replicon.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 13:36:43 -0600
Message-ID: <3591554B.543EE110@replicon.com>
To: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@internet.com>
CC: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 24 Jun 1998, Lakshmi Raj wrote:
> 
> > I know that this cannot be done with HTML 4.0, but is there a way to do
> > this in HTML 5.0?
> 
> Well, if anyone cared to actually recognize TFOOT, THEAD and TBODY it
> is. Set your TBODY to a fixed size and scrolling overflow and you're
> done. IE4 recognizes these elements according to its documentation, but
> I have a feeling this wouldn't work. Haven't checked it out in IE5 yet.

When I started experimenting with table scrolling I thought that the
TBODY tag with overflow property will fix the problem. Unfortunately, 
IE4 does not support the CSS overflow property in TBODY even though it
is a block level element. DIV and SPAN tags are the only tags that
support the overflow property in IE4. 

Even if this problem is fixed in IE5, my problem (see figure below) of
being able to scroll all the columns horizontally except the first one
cannot be solved unless the overflow property is supported in COLGROUP
tag.

My problem:
            |---------------------|
	    |	   Heading1       |
 |----------|----|----|-----|-----|---------|
 |	    |    |    |     |     |         |
 |          |    |    |     |     |Vertical |
 | Heading2 |    |    |     |     |Scroll   |---> Fixed this with DIV
 |          |    |    |     |     |Bar      |     tag and overflow:
 |          |    |    |     |     |         |     scroll css property.
 |----------|---------------------|---------|
	    |Horizontal Scroll Bar| ------------> Need help here.
	    -----------------------

Any suggestions on how I can fix the horizontal scrolling are welcome.
Thanks.
Lakshmi.
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 1998 15:33:00 GMT

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