here's the doctype:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
i should mention i'm pretty new at this CSS stuff :) and no, have not tested 5.5 since I don't have any access to it at the moment ... (i know, download ....)
i have images in the background
on top of them are text, or in some cases text using a clip: rect with overflow: scroll
<img src="pic.gif" class="inTheBack">
contains either plain text (with span styles) or nested divs with scrolling clipped rect text
the main problem in general seems to be that despite being "stuck" inside a TD, my image moves left or right "outside" of the TD boundaries, while the text stays inside it
it has occurred to me that putting divs in a td is maybe not the best way to go, but like i said, i'm new .... :)
it just now occurs to me that the image has a position of absolute, the div is relative, and the TD is nothing. maybe there' s something there .....