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Getting border to display within the td tag

john mattucci
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 331
I have tried to include a border to the within the <td> tags but I cant seem to get it to display. How would I do it using css?
<table width="740" height="24" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td width="140" height="24" bgcolor="FFFFFF" BORDERCOLOR="737995" border="1"><img src="greyarrow.gif" width="10" height="15"><a href="/index.asp">home</a></td>
<td width="10" height="24"> </td>
<td class="box1" width="140" height="24" bgcolor="FFFFFF" BORDERCOLOR="737995" border="1"><img src="greyarrow.gif" align="absmiddle" width="10" height="15"><a href="/aboutus.asp" class="link">about us</a></td>
<td width="10" height="24"> </td>
<td width="140" height="24" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"></td>
<td width="10" height="24"> </td>
<td width="140" height="24" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"></td>
</tr>
</table>
eammon bannon
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Joined: Mar 16, 2004
Posts: 140
<td /> doesn't have a border attribute, in a table only <table /> does. If you want a visible border round certain cells, you could declare a border for the entiretable, and change the bordercolor attribute on each cell. But his is IE only.
CSS gives you a border style to use on any object, with width, style and color properties.
jyothsna kumari
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Joined: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 108
hi,
You cannot get the border for a td tag by simply specifying the border color.You have to use the style property.Use this code and adjust the color and width of the border.
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: orange solid; BORDER-TOP: orange solid; BORDER-LEFT: orange solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: orange solid" width="140" height="24" bgcolor="FFFFFF" ><img src="greyarrow.gif" width="10" height="15"><a href="/index.asp">home</a></td>
Thanks,
Jyothsna
Eric Pascarello
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The best practice is to use a style sheet...
An Example:


Eric
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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