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RE: Tables and Netscape 4.x

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 13:21:46 -0400
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B7085D98@ZIPPY>
To: "'Kat Street'" <Katja.Street@nottingham.ac.uk>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Netscape blows.  I've read that if you apply styles to a table, then
anything after the table will not be displayed correctly.  This is a bug
(one of many) in Netscape.

Peter Foti

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Kat Street
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 12:48 PM
> To: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Tables and Netscape 4.x
> 
> 
> 
> I have applied a style sheet to some existing pages.  It sets the font
> size to 0.8em.  I've tested it all over the place and it 
> appeared to be
> fine. But now some pages have come to light with weird font 
> sizings (too
> large) in Netscape 4.x.  After MUCH messing about, deleting 
> bits, putting
> bits back in, and so on, I've determined that the width setting in the
> table is causing all the text AFTER the table to be a different
> size.  Delete the width setting, and it's fine.
> 
> I've never seen this before.  An example page is here:
> 
> http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/french/year-abroad/index.html
> 
> compare it (in Netscape 4.x) to
> 
> http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ulzkls/testing/corporatestyles/pr
> oblem-pages/fr
> ench-study-abroad-widthtest.htm
> 
> (sorry about the horrendously long URL).  The ONLY difference between
> these two pages is that the width has been deleted from the 
> table (and the
> image is broken, that's just cos I couldn't be bothered to copy it
> over).  And note that the missing width isn't affecting the 
> text IN the
> table, only the text AFTER the table.
> 
> Has anyone seen this before?  Does anyone know what I can do, 
> if anything,
> to work around it?  Bearing in mind that editing every page 
> is going to be
> a massive pain in the butt (ideally, I'd change the style sheet and
> everything would look fine, hah).
> 
> Cheers,
> Kat
> 
> 
> 
> 
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