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IE 6 breaking up tables
It seems my tables are breaking up in IE6, causing ugly lines in the images

 7:29 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

It seems my tables are breaking up in IE6, causing ugly lines in the images. It's working fine in my IE5, on PC and Mac. Haven't tried Netscape. Does anyone have any idea what makes this happen?




 8:53 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the WebmasterWorld forums, rpossum. Hope we can work out what the problem is.

First step is to run your code through a validator. There's a good one on our sister site at SearchEngineWorld [searchengineworld.com].

Also, are you talking about the site listed in your profile?


 9:18 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

I ran the validator and it found these things...
07 62 there is no attribute "BACKGROUND" ... 6 ALIGN=left VALIGN=top background="images/index_10.gif"> (explanation)

as well as a few missing ALT tags.

If there's no BACKGROUND tag, then how do you use an image in the background of a table so you can have text over it? It seems to be working that way so far.

Anyway, the page is [sracareers.com...] . I just added the <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> tag after reading another thing, but it didn't help.

The only other page in the site he's having this problem with is [sracareers.com...]

Thanks for your help.


 9:31 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

I checked it out in IE6 and it looks fine...... it is messed up in NS4.77 though....


 9:57 pm on Aug 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Here's one thing you may be fighting with -- Netscape often has trouble with background images in the cells of nested tables. It often works to keep the background images as table backgrounds, rather than cell backgrounds.

Check out this link [netmechanic.com] for ideas.


 12:11 am on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

The guy who's having the problem with table breakup is using IE 6.0.2479.006 ... He just downloaded it 3 days ago. It's not happening anywhere else I've tried it, so I really don't have a clue. I've set borders to 0, background images set up Netscape friendly....


 12:37 am on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Ah-ha! He sent me a screenshot. What's happening is that the text in that section is really big in his browser and is therefore expanding the table vertically. I have the font on the smaller text set to 2, which works fine for my browser. Is there a way to keep the font sizes consistent from browser to browser?


 12:46 am on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Using CSS to specify fonts sizes in pixels is the closest you can get right now... use the Webmaster World "site search" feature (look at the top of the page), and you'll likely find yourself drowning in references to "CSS" and "text size" ;)

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