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Re: CSS positioning

From: Sue Jordan <sjacct@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 12:39:35 -0400
Message-ID: <35DAFFC7.C27CD779@worldnet.att.net>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Sandeep Hundal wrote:
> 
...re: CSS replacement for tables

There is a "work in progress" example here:

http://css.nu/index2.html

Caveats:

  Borders are visible so that rendering differences could be easily
identified.
  An "invisible" HR was added for the benefit non-CSS aware browser
users.
  Eventually, with enough re-sizing, the text in the left <DIV> creeps
into the right <DIV>. 
  The beta version of Opera3.5 does not treat nested <DIV>s the same as
other CSS aware browsers. The outer <DIV> does not expand to include the
entire inner <DIV>.
  An additional way to create space between the "sets" of nested <DIV>s
had to be found, to coddle one particularly buggy browser.

My partner came up with this, and we are still trying to decide whether
to actually use the technique, given that long list of caveats. Well, it
*is* a "work in progress"...
 
> can anyone help me on how I can avoid using tables ??

YMMV

Sue Jordan
Received on Wednesday, 19 August 1998 12:37:16 GMT

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