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Presentation of Negative Margins on Table in IE


For a long time, this page has been up and an embarrassment.

http://tinyurl.com/ylcqum

In Firefox, the table moves out of its parent container with the negative
margin, but not in MSIE6.

Does someone keep a list of workarounds in dealing with problems like these
for the browsers that when listed in ranking order with respect to use,
make up the 95-99% cumulatively used browsers?
On another note, although I read long ago the W3 Recommendation on
Cascading Style Sheets Level 2, I am now just getting into a monograph by
Eric A. Meyer, "Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer's Reference" (McGraw-
Hill-Osborne), which I hopes deals not just with explaining CSS2
recommendations of the W3C, but the realities of how they are implemented
(unfortunately, it is a year 2001 volume).

Nov 3 '06 #1
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"Patient Guy" <sevisen.adam@gmailDOTHEREcomwrote in message
news:Xn******************@207.115.17.102...
>
For a long time, this page has been up and an embarrassment.

http://tinyurl.com/ylcqum

In Firefox, the table moves out of its parent container with the negative
margin, but not in MSIE6.

Does someone keep a list of workarounds in dealing with problems like
these
for the browsers that when listed in ranking order with respect to use,
make up the 95-99% cumulatively used browsers?
On another note, although I read long ago the W3 Recommendation on
Cascading Style Sheets Level 2, I am now just getting into a monograph by
Eric A. Meyer, "Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer's Reference"
(McGraw-
Hill-Osborne), which I hopes deals not just with explaining CSS2
recommendations of the W3C, but the realities of how they are implemented
(unfortunately, it is a year 2001 volume).
The url link is broken.
Nov 4 '06 #2
"Mark F." <re*********@nospam.comwrote in
comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets:
"Patient Guy" <sevisen.adam@gmailDOTHEREcomwrote in message
news:Xn******************@207.115.17.102...
>>
For a long time, this page has been up and an embarrassment.

http://tinyurl.com/ylcqum

In Firefox, the table moves out of its parent container with the
negative margin, but not in MSIE6.

Does someone keep a list of workarounds in dealing with problems like
these
for the browsers that when listed in ranking order with respect to
use, make up the 95-99% cumulatively used browsers?
On another note, although I read long ago the W3 Recommendation on
Cascading Style Sheets Level 2, I am now just getting into a
monograph by Eric A. Meyer, "Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer's
Reference" (McGraw-
Hill-Osborne), which I hopes deals not just with explaining CSS2
recommendations of the W3C, but the realities of how they are
implemented (unfortunately, it is a year 2001 volume).

The url link is broken.
Okay, I won't use the tinyurl service then. Here is the full length (you
might have to cut/copy-n-paste).

http://bteml.biotek.ankara.edu.tr/
~mitch/ultracentrifugation/Ultracentrifugation.html#RotorTable
Nov 5 '06 #3
VK
Patient Guy wrote:
Does someone keep a list of workarounds in dealing with problems like these
for the browsers that when listed in ranking order with respect to use,
make up the 95-99% cumulatively used browsers?
I can tell right away that negative margins for table elements nuke
Opera (elements may simply disappear from the page).

Overall and IMHO the current usability of negative margins Web-wise is
~0.0

In application to say table caption element the only universally doable
approach seems the one humbly suggested on mozilla.org: thus spit on
traditions, standards and semantics and use instead <tr><td
colspan="number of columns in table">Caption</td></tr>

P.S. If anyone of Mozilla team or from W3C is reading that: thank you
very much, great job...

Nov 5 '06 #4

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