[links-list] Re: Links 2.0pre1 feedback/FreeBSD port status inquiry

Matthias Andree ma+links at dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue May 28 03:50:05 PDT 2002


clock at atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz writes:

> On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 08:21:55PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
>> clock at atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz writes:
>> 
>> Sure, but if the decoration carries the layout, not displaying the
>> decoration will hose the layout (formatting) and make things hard to
>> read.
>
> Could you determine which elements are missing? Background images?
> <hr>'s?

You guessed correctly:

...
<TD BACKGROUND="gif/tablo.gif" WIDTH=8><IMG SRC="spix.gif" WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=1></TD>
<TD BACKGROUND="gif/tabob.gif" WIDTH=123 ALIGN=center VALIGN=middle BGCOLOR="#FFCC00"><IMG SRC="spix.gif" WIDTH=123 HEIGHT=3><BR><FONT SIZE=5 FACE="Arial,Helvetica" CLASS="arial5"><A HREF="festnetz/">Festnetz</A></FONT></TD>
<TD BACKGROUND="gif/tabro.gif" WIDTH=8><IMG SRC="spix.gif" WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=1></TD>
...

But it also seems that cell padding and cell spacing does not lead to
room between cells, which is unfortunate for tables (check
www.teltarif.de, the top "card" that reads "Festnetz" and "Jetzt am
günstigsten".

HTML excerpt:

<TABLE CELLSPACING=3 CELLPADDING=1 BORDER=0>
<TR>
<TD><SMALL>Jetzt am<BR>g%/1€Œiso8859-15ünstigsten</SMALL></TD>
<TD BGCOLOR="#80B0D0" ALIGN=center><SMALL><B>Kurzes<BR>Gespr%/1€Œiso8859-15äch</B></SMALL></TD>
<TD BGCOLOR="#80B0D0" ALIGN=center><SMALL><B>Langes<BR>Gespr%/1€Œiso8859-15äch</B></SMALL></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD BGCOLOR="#80B0D0"><SMALL><B>City</B></SMALL></TD>

<TD BGCOLOR="#CCCCCC"><SMALL>  <A HREF="/a/telebillig/normal.html">0190029</A></SMALL></TD>

<TD BGCOLOR="#CCCCCC"><SMALL>  <A HREF="/a/telebillig/normal.html">0190029</A></SMALL></TD>
...


> Some people make fancy borders with background image which I consider
> a misuse because things are used for what were not meant in
> environment where the browser decides the actual rendering.

That's true, however some seem to assume that they have table cells to
be a fixed area in that they can do whatever pleases them.

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Matthias Andree
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