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Xerpher
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Mon Mar 17, 2003 7:15 pm

Is there a way to force a table size? I use stuff like <table width="200"> but if the contents inside it are larger it makes the table bigger... how can I stop that resizing?

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Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:22 am

Sorry but there is no way to really do this in HTML! :cry: The width is only a suggested minimum size for the table.

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Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:43 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :cry:

Does anyone know of any alternatives?

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I've always understood that if there is a set width for a table, then the table/cell cannot surpass this width. The content may go down more but it never will pass the width. The only variable in width that can alter it with a set ammount is when you are using something like width="80%".

reference: http://www.lissaexplains.com/table.shtml

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Sat Apr 05, 2003 6:29 am

Oromian wrote:I've always understood that if there is a set width for a table, then the table/cell cannot surpass this width. The content may go down more but it never will pass the width. The only variable in width that can alter it with a set ammount is when you are using something like width="80%".

reference: http://www.lissaexplains.com/table.shtml



that is only true if the contents of the cell can be cut in to pieces. If you for instance have
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

a piece of text that can't be cut into pieces (cuz your browser will think that it's one word) it will stretch out the table.

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