Tables and CSS - Take 2

Andrew Mutch amutch at
Fri Jul 2 14:19:42 EDT 2004

Thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions on how to tame my problem with
misbehaving tables and DIVs in Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, none of the
tips worked. However, I did get a lead on some great articles that helped me
solve some other CSS-related problems I had run into before. Those are
located here:
[IE specific bugs in CSS]
[More great CSS resources from the same site]

A couple people had asked me for a stripped-down test case that validated to
see if they could help me figure out how to make that work. Since I had put
together one for my own testing, I'm posting that now that I've run out of
potential solutions. The test page illustrates what I want the CSS to do and
what actually happens in IE. It works fine in Mozilla 1.7. In IE 6, it
misbehaves. I'm also going to post to css-d to see if they can assist.
Here's the validated test case:

For ease of testing, I've included the CSS in the page. Normally, it would
be linked to a separate stylesheet. But as far as I know, this has no impact
on the problem.

Andrew Mutch
Library Systems Technician
Waterford Township Public Library
Waterford, MI

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