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Table HEIGHT attribute?

From: <pdf@bizfon.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:08:20 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256877.005E2619.00@Enterprise>

Does anyone know why there is no HEIGHT attribute for tables?  It would seem to
me that since you can specify the width, you should also be able to specify the
height (of tables, or rows).  To my surprise, height is not valid (according to
the validator).  I ran into this problem when I wanted to have a page containing
three columns, each with a different background color, that spanned the entire
page.  The only solution I have been able to think of (which I have yet to try)
is to try to determine the visitors resolution using javascript, and then insert
the appropriate number of <BR> tags to make the column extend to the bottom of
the page.   However, I would really be interested in knowing why there is no
HEIGHT attribute.  Any clues?

Peter Foti
Received on Monday, 31 January 2000 12:06:16 UTC

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