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Re: [NH] changing the width of a table

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  • loro
    ... You didn t read my whole post, I think. Here are the sentence you quote and the one before it with emphasis added ... There s no text in Mike s table that
    Message 1 of 34 , Sep 10, 2008
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      Axel Berger wrote:
      >loro wrote:
      > > Not if it is a TABLE, which is what we were talking about.
      >
      >Especially when it's a table. This is a typical example:
      >
      ><TABLE WIDTH="100">
      ><TR><TD>
      ><IMG SRC="some.png" BORDER="0"
      >TITLE="" ALT="Image">
      ></TD></TR><TR><TD>
      >This is a caption. I make it long with unnecessary and superfluous
      >blurb, so that, without wrapping, it would get much wider than the
      >image is.
      ></TD></TR></TABLE>
      >
      >100 px is smaller than the width of the smallest image I tend to
      >use. Without the WIDTH attribute that table will be pulled as wide
      >as the wrapper allows it, with it it will be limited to the width of
      >the image. This gets especially important if I flow text around it.

      You didn't read my whole post, I think. Here are the sentence you
      quote and the one before it with emphasis added

      >>>It won't get smaller than that ***(when there's nowhere the lines
      >>>can wrap)***. So specifying an impossibly small width doesn't do
      >>>anything at all.

      There's no text in Mike's table that can wrap. Mike's table is what
      we are dealing with, or so I thought.

      Lotta
    • Jeff
      I m new here, Marcelo, but maybe this article will help: http://www.wellstyled.com/css-nopreload-rollovers.html This is a fairly common technique in building
      Message 34 of 34 , Oct 13, 2008
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        I'm new here, Marcelo, but maybe this article will help:

        http://www.wellstyled.com/css-nopreload-rollovers.html

        This is a fairly common technique in building CSS-styled menus,
        especially.

        Jeff


        --- In ntb-html@yahoogroups.com, Marcelo de Castro Bastos
        <mcblista@...> wrote:
        >
        > 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
        way I
        > understand web browsers work, they wouldn't download the image 6 times.
        > 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
        picture).
        >
        > 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
        use
        > partial images, and wanted to try to figure it out...
        >
        > Marcelo
        >
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