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Width of Cells in Html Tables and CSS

Joe Brigs
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Joined: Jun 06, 2011
Posts: 70

This is going to sound dumb, but I want to create four 1 line tables. The 1st Line will contain 3 cells diffrent lengths , the 2nd line will contain 4 cells , the 3rd line wil contain 2 cells and the 4th line will contain 5 cells. The data that these cells contain will come from a database. Most of the data being brought back from the database wil be varchar, so the data for each cell will vary from record to record. I laid out a Format below, didn't copy well, my apologies. Can I use the width command , on each cell ? I read its being depreciated and I should use CSS. I've tried diffrent things and did many searches with no luck. Need some expert help.





Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Doesn't look particularly tabular to me. I probably wouldn't use tables at all.

If you do, I do not believe that CSS replaces attributes like colspan. But I rarely use tables (except for tables) so I may not be completely on the ball re tables and CSS.

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