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Re: <br> in <td>

From: David Ornstein <davido@apocalypse.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 11:21:10 -0800
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To: chuck@pipex.net, www-talk@w3.org
At 04:49 PM 2/1/96 +0000, Chuck Foster wrote:
>What is the correct way for a browser to render something like:
>	<tr><td>hello</td><td>there<br></td></tr>
>The reason I ask is that the 2b6 Netscape Navigator has suddenly 
>changed the way it is rendered from a single line to a line with 
>another blank underneath.
>This meant that the various tables that took advantage of that in 
>order to still maintain lines for non-table browsers now look 
>horrendous, as the text does not align correctly (yes valign=top will 
>do so, but that isn't the point!).
>So what should the rendering be?

I haven't reread the draft to be sure what it says, but FWIW, I looked at
the BrowserCaps test for this [1] and there seems to be wide variation in
interpretation.  Some browsers interpret a trailing <br> in a table as a
real line and some ignore it.

[1] http://www.objarts.com/bc/Generated/test-BreakInTablePost.html
David Ornstein
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Received on Thursday, 1 February 1996 14:21:26 UTC

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