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RE: overlapped span

From: Richard T Taylor <richard.t.taylor@marchFIRST.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:51:12 -0700
Message-ID: <AEBCF7154E472445879251300CCC33B805A12A@sftmail-1.sftown.usweb.net>
To: "'Pawel S. Veselov'" <vps@phoenix.math.spbu.ru>, www-html@w3.org
What are you trying to get it to do?

do you want the words span to land exactly on top of one another?  

If you are trying to get span to land on top of one another you are going to
have to use a style sheet to make sure that the fonts and the breaks are
exactly the same size.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Pawel S. Veselov [mailto:vps@phoenix.math.spbu.ru]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 3:38 PM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: overlapped span


Hi,

    I was trying to create different kind of html tests, that includes
    really incorrect html for testing a browser. And I got the following,
    and it appears that neither Netscape nor MSIE can render this html
    correctly.

<html><body>
<table><tr><td>left<br>up</td>
           <td rowspan=2>row<br>span<br>row<br>span<br></td></tr>
       <tr><td colspan=2>col span</td></tr>
</table>
</body></html>

    So, I got sort of technical question - how a browser should handle 
    this cases ? I mean is there any well-known algorithm for doing this ?
    I didn't try Amaya, though.

So, if you can give some help or suggestions - I would really
appreciate it.

Thanx,
    Pawel.
Received on Friday, 16 June 2000 18:54:12 GMT

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