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Firefox requires refresh to render nested tables properly

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Hi All,

I've got a test page that displays nested tables (it's machine generated),
it renders properly in IE6 and Opera 9. In firefox it renders properly after
I hit the refresh key, the first time you view it the borders overlap.

I know it has some strange table nesting, this is to overcome an IE bug.

Any clues on the Firefox (ver 2.0.0.3) problem would be appreciated.

here's the link http://members.iinet.net.au/~d****@powerup.com.au/

tia,
Dave
Mar 28 '07 #1
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Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Davo" <wa******@hotmail.com>
writing in
news:46**********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
Hi All,

I've got a test page that displays nested tables (it's machine
generated), it renders properly in IE6 and Opera 9. In firefox it
renders properly after I hit the refresh key, the first time you view
it the borders overlap.

I know it has some strange table nesting, this is to overcome an IE
bug.

Any clues on the Firefox (ver 2.0.0.3) problem would be appreciated.

here's the link http://members.iinet.net.au/~d****@powerup.com.au/

tia,
Dave
You have validation errors - fix them, see if the problem still occurs,
then come back.

--
Adrienne Boswell at Home
Arbpen Web Site Design Services
http://www.cavalcade-of-coding.info
Please respond to the group so others can share

Mar 28 '07 #2

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"Adrienne Boswell" <ar****@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:Xn**************************@69.28.186.121...
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Davo" <wa******@hotmail.com>
writing in
news:46**********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:
maybe the url I sent was a clue too
>
You have validation errors - fix them, see if the problem still occurs,
then come back.
I have validated it and the tool passed it, would you mind saying which tool
you used, or perhaps I should say in the same vein -
tell me the tool you used.

regards,
Davo

working towards a more polite universe
Mar 28 '07 #3

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Davo wrote:
"Adrienne Boswell" <ar****@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:Xn**************************@69.28.186.121...
>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Davo" <wa******@hotmail.com>
writing in
news:46**********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:

maybe the url I sent was a clue too
>You have validation errors - fix them, see if the problem still occurs,
then come back.

I have validated it and the tool passed it, would you mind saying which tool
you used, or perhaps I should say in the same vein -
tell me the tool you used.
Whether it validates or not, this is poor markup and I suspect that,
together with possible failure to size table elements, the unnecessary
nesting of tables is your problem. The source is an awful mess to read
and would be very difficult to maintain.

If it is necessary to use a table layout why not use more suitably
structured markup. Perhaps

<tr>
<td.... </td>
<td.... </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2".... </td>
</tr>

Louise
Mar 28 '07 #4

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boclair wrote:
Davo wrote:
>"Adrienne Boswell" <ar****@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:Xn**************************@69.28.186.121.. .
>>Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Davo" <wa******@hotmail.com>
writing in
news:46**********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:

maybe the url I sent was a clue too
>>You have validation errors - fix them, see if the problem still occurs,
then come back.

I have validated it and the tool passed it, would you mind saying
which tool
you used, or perhaps I should say in the same vein -
tell me the tool you used.

Whether it validates or not, this is poor markup and I suspect that,
together with possible failure to size table elements, the unnecessary
nesting of tables is your problem. The source is an awful mess to read
and would be very difficult to maintain.

If it is necessary to use a table layout why not use more suitably
structured markup. Perhaps

<tr>
<td.... </td>
<td.... </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2".... </td>
</tr>
I did not overlook your rationale that the markup was "machine
generated" (whatever that means) but these things not handed down from
on high on tablets of stone. Whatever the scripting used, suggest you
change it. If, rather than scripting, you are using a WYSIWYG editor
this sort of nonsense structuring is par for the course.

Louise

Mar 28 '07 #5

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OK Louise,

Thanks, I'll redo it as you suggested.

Davo.

"boclair" <bo*****@bigpond.net.auwrote in message
news:m_***************@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
boclair wrote:
Davo wrote:
"Adrienne Boswell" <ar****@yahoo.comwrote in message
news:Xn**************************@69.28.186.121...
Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Davo" <wa******@hotmail.com>
writing in
news:46**********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au:

maybe the url I sent was a clue too

You have validation errors - fix them, see if the problem still
occurs,
>then come back.
I have validated it and the tool passed it, would you mind saying
which tool
you used, or perhaps I should say in the same vein -
tell me the tool you used.
Whether it validates or not, this is poor markup and I suspect that,
together with possible failure to size table elements, the unnecessary
nesting of tables is your problem. The source is an awful mess to read
and would be very difficult to maintain.

If it is necessary to use a table layout why not use more suitably
structured markup. Perhaps

<tr>
<td.... </td>
<td.... </td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2".... </td>
</tr>

I did not overlook your rationale that the markup was "machine
generated" (whatever that means) but these things not handed down from
on high on tablets of stone. Whatever the scripting used, suggest you
change it. If, rather than scripting, you are using a WYSIWYG editor
this sort of nonsense structuring is par for the course.

Louise

Mar 28 '07 #6

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