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FLUID TABLE METHODS ON TEST

The 2000 px wide cell method
(and why it doesn't work)

Below are some tables which use the often recommended method of setting a 'fluid' cell to some very large pixel value. However Opera (v 3.51 for PC at least) will interpret this value literally, resulting in a very wide table (and page) and horizontal scrollbars, so all of the tables below fail with Opera. To return to examples of a method which *will* work with Opera, follow this link.


THE "100 & 2000px " METHOD version 1
This cell has no word with more than 4 ltrs. Table="100%"
1st Row="100" & "2000"
2nd Row="100" & "2000"

THE "100 & 2000px " METHOD version 2
This cell has no word with more than 4 ltrs. Table="100%"
1st Row="100" & notset
2nd Row="100" & "2000"

THE "100 & 2000px " METHOD version 3
This cell has no word with more than 4 ltrs. Table="100%"
1st Row=notset & notset
2nd Row="100" & "2000"

THE "100 & 2000px " METHOD version 4
  fails in Netscape 4.7 (left cell too wide)
This cell has no word with more than 4 ltrs. Table="100%"
1st Row="100" & "2000"
2nd Row=notset & notset

 
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Fluid Tables on test the 2000px method
http://www.georgedillon.com/web/fluid_tables_2000px.shtml
[Updated - 19 March 2006]
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