phil wilson :: a geek commodity

11:57 AM

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Friday, October 03, 2003

Fortunately I clearly don’t have any readers who are very interested in table-cell, because if I had, they’d have torn me to pieces on my post about how it does work in IE.

Because it doesn’t.

Steve Clay wisely pointed out that my example works in IE because it incorrectly honours the width that I set on the spans, thus making it only look as though table-cell actually works.

If I modify my example so that the first cell doesn’t have a set width and contains multiple lines of text, the other cells which are meant to be on the same row are clearly moved down instead of staying where they are. See what I mean here.

I apologise and hold myself up as a victim of IE’s crapness.