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Table layout issues in Netscape

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone have a link to a good site that describes how to fix table
layour issues in Netscape? Right now I have a page (not published) which
uses background images in table cells for the background image on the page.
In IE it looks fine, but in NS the image goes all over the place and even
duplicates in one part. the top part of the image goes on for way too long
(as opposed to only 100 pixels which is where it should end).

Any ideas?

I can publish the page really quick if anyone would like to take a peek at
it.

-Brian-
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Brian Horwitz wrote:
Does anyone have a link to a good site that describes how to fix table
layour issues in Netscape? Right now I have a page (not published) which
uses background images in table cells for the background image on the page.
In IE it looks fine, but in NS the image goes all over the place and even
duplicates in one part. the top part of the image goes on for way too long
(as opposed to only 100 pixels which is where it should end).

Any ideas?

I can publish the page really quick if anyone would like to take a peek at
it.


Yes, publish on a public HTTP server, post the URL here and tell us
which versions of Netscape you have tried with and of course which
version of IE you have tried with
--

Martin Honnen
http://JavaScript.FAQTs.com/

Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Brian Horwitz" <bh******@mathworks.com> wrote:
Does anyone have a link to a good site that describes how to fix table
layour issues in Netscape?
Hmm, how about avoiding table layouts altogether and hiding all but
the simplest CSS from NN4? That way NN4 gets a quick loading, simple
page and other browsers get a quick loading, fancy page.

I presume that your problems are with NN4. If they're with later
versions of Netscape then there's a good chance that Netscape is doing
the right thing and IE is actually getting it wrong - in other words
you're coding to IE's bugs which is a bad idea.
Right now I have a page (not published) which
uses background images in table cells for the background image on the page.
In IE it looks fine, but in NS the image goes all over the place and even
duplicates in one part.
Yep. Well known NN4 bug. Either hide the background image altogether
from NN4 or set another background image (e.g. a transparent gif or
even a non-existent image) as the background of all the child table
cells (Yeuch).
the top part of the image goes on for way too long
(as opposed to only 100 pixels which is where it should end).
Hard to diagnose without a URL. NN4 gets quite a lot of the background
related CSS properties wrong so it's often best to hide the CSS code
from NN4 and let is display a simpler presentation.
I can publish the page really quick if anyone would like to take a peek at
it.


Always a good idea.

Steve

--
"My theories appal you, my heresies outrage you,
I never answer letters and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor

Steve Pugh <st***@pugh.net> <http://steve.pugh.net/>
Jul 20 '05 #3

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I'll be...it was published all along
http://dreamt.org/spinfrog/dm2/index2.htm

The NS version that screws it up is Communicator 4.7
"Steve Pugh" <st***@pugh.net> wrote in message
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"Brian Horwitz" <bh******@mathworks.com> wrote:
Does anyone have a link to a good site that describes how to fix table
layour issues in Netscape?


Hmm, how about avoiding table layouts altogether and hiding all but
the simplest CSS from NN4? That way NN4 gets a quick loading, simple
page and other browsers get a quick loading, fancy page.

I presume that your problems are with NN4. If they're with later
versions of Netscape then there's a good chance that Netscape is doing
the right thing and IE is actually getting it wrong - in other words
you're coding to IE's bugs which is a bad idea.
Right now I have a page (not published) which
uses background images in table cells for the background image on the page.In IE it looks fine, but in NS the image goes all over the place and even
duplicates in one part.


Yep. Well known NN4 bug. Either hide the background image altogether
from NN4 or set another background image (e.g. a transparent gif or
even a non-existent image) as the background of all the child table
cells (Yeuch).
the top part of the image goes on for way too long
(as opposed to only 100 pixels which is where it should end).


Hard to diagnose without a URL. NN4 gets quite a lot of the background
related CSS properties wrong so it's often best to hide the CSS code
from NN4 and let is display a simpler presentation.
I can publish the page really quick if anyone would like to take a peek atit.


Always a good idea.

Steve

--
"My theories appal you, my heresies outrage you,
I never answer letters and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor

Steve Pugh <st***@pugh.net> <http://steve.pugh.net/>

Jul 20 '05 #4

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Brian Horwitz wrote:
I'll be...it was published all along
http://dreamt.org/spinfrog/dm2/index2.htm

The NS version that screws it up is Communicator 4.7


1) Don't worry about 4.7. *Very* few people use it now, and those that
do expect funky presentation issues.

2) Definitely ditch the table layout. This page could easily be
replicated with a decent CSS layout.

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Mark.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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