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From "Morrison, John" <John.Morri...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: double height?
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 07:54:26 GMT
> From: Steven Noels [mailto:stevenn@outerthought.org]
> > From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@indexgeo.com.au]
> > Steven Noels wrote:
> > > John Morrison wrote:
> > > > Does anybody else see the light-blue margin just above the
> > > > title "Mailing List Archive"
> > > > (http://localhost:8080/xml-forrest/mail-archives.html)
> > > > to be twice (approx ;) of any of the other's? (eg
> > > > http://localhost:8080/xml-forrest/mail-lists.html)
> > >
> > > It's an issue caused by the use of colspans in our tables.
> > I had some very
> > > senior graphic designer look into it, and she advised me to
> > redo the
> > > layout using nested tables instead. Work ahead for us ;-)
> >
> > However, i recall us having a discussion about the horrors
> > of nested tables. I cannot remember if that was here or on
> > cocoon-dev.
> 
> I trust her judgment without reservation. She said we'd never get
> cross-browser page fidelity if we use merged cells, and that we really
> should stick to nested tables. Unfortunately, she has no time 
> to help us
> out :-(
> 
> > WIth this issue that John raises, i see another/different cause.
> > It is because the page has minimal content. To prove this i
> > simply added a <ul> with about 20 dummy <li> which filled
> > up the page. The top light-blue margin is back to normal.
> 
> That doesn't make sense to me, sorry. Your analysis is correct, but we
> can't establish a rule stating you should have at least 10 
> lines of text
> in each document ;-|
> 
> Duh.
> 
> Getting back to nested tables? I did some cross-browser testing on w2K
> and linux - pages look quite similar on all these platforms. So just
> fixing this little problem would avoid us going for nested tables.
> 
> Anyone any ideas?

Yeah :) Leave it.  Forrest is running on Cocoon.  OK, while a static
snapshot is being hosted it wont be correct, but when Cocoon itself
is up we can have a stylesheet per browser/version right?

J.


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