Re: [NH] changing the width of a table
- loro wrote:
> So specifying an impossibly small width doesn't doNot quite. I do it with images and captions all the time. Without
> anything at all.
width the caption beneath the image will spread out to the full
width available. With a very small width the image puffs the table
up as much as necessary and the caption is wrapped to fit beneath
it. IE 5 has a bug here and tries to make the caption as small as
possible even in a wider cell. So if your images have different
widths you ought to make a sensible guess at an average and target
that at IE only.
N.B: I consider an image and its caption genuine tabular data
belonging together, so this is not the depracated use of tables for
layouts. But that's my opinion, purists may differ.
- I'm new here, Marcelo, but maybe this article will help:
This is a fairly common technique in building CSS-styled menus,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marcelo de Castro Bastos
> Interviewed by CNN on 14/9/2008 15:16, Axel Berger told the world:
> > Marcelo de Castro Bastos wrote:
> >> can I "crop" it in HTML/CSS in order to display just a smaller
> >> rectangle inside it
> > I'm not more than 98 % sure, but as far as I know it isn't.
> > But if it were possible you shouldn't do it. The whole image needs
> > to be downloaded anyway. This would be similar do scaling down in
> > HTML - I've seen 100 by 50 thumbnails that take ages to display.
> I fully understand the issue, and it was more of an intellectual
> curiosity... it's not actually for a production site, I was just
> wondering if I could pull it off without firing up an image editor.
> In this particular case, the whole image would have to be loaded anyway
> -- it is a comic-book-like page, and I wanted to "move around" the
> individual panels to add text comments besides each one. From the
> understand web browsers work, they wouldn't download the image 6 times.picture).
> And this way, there would be the extra bonus of preserving the full
> image (avoiding the need for a separate download to get the full
> I'll have to look into John Zeman's iframe solution and Cary Driscoll's
> CSS solution to see if they are applicable to this particular situation.
> The idea occurred to me after I recently read the specs for the
> "border-image" CSS3 feature -- it works by taking parts of a image file
> to draw borders. I thought that there might be a more general way to
> partial images, and wanted to try to figure it out...
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