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Floating a Div Over a Table
Is it safe to use divs with tables?

 10:22 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have heard that one should stay away from using divs in tables, but, is it safe to use a div that floats over a table in the same page? Is there reasons why this is not ideal? Do some browsers not like it? Any help would be great! Thanks



 10:24 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Don't see any problem with it. Have you tested it?



 10:28 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

It works fine in NN7 (Mac), IE 5.2 (Mac) and NN 4 (Win). That is all I have tested it with. NN4 (Win) does expand the text a bit, but that was expected. I just want to know if anyone has run into any problems doing this.


 10:33 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Call me sloppy but if it works on IE5.2(mac) and NN4 then I'd say it was a done deal. Those 2 browsers are the main cause of grey hair, lack of sleep and trashed computers in te Wilson household ;)



 10:43 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Nick, thanks for your help. Have you have any luck using divs with AOL?


 10:45 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Never had the opportunity to test on it. But they run on either IE or NS6+ don't they?



 10:54 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, but some of the old versions have built in browsers (I think mostly mac versions of AOL) Here is a link to AOL Browser Compatibility:


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