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Why can't I change height with ?

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Why has the value of height no consequences in the below example?
If I change width I get changes but not if I change height.

<table border="5">
  <col width="50" height="100">
  <col width="50" height="100">
  <col width="50" height="100">

Re: Why can't I change height with ?

Bernd Meier wrote:

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Becuase there is no height attribute for the col element.

Check with the HTML spec at http://w3.org/TR/html4/ and the Markup Validator
at http://validator.w3.org /

David Dorward
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Re: Why can't I change height with ?

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Is there another element for col to change the height?

Or is there no possibility to do it because auf logical reseans?

Because if I would change the cell hights in one column I also have to
the cell hights of the next columns?

Re: Why can't I change height with ?

Scripsit Bernd Meier:

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One might say so. Why would you set the height of columns instead of
simply setting the height of the table?

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Pardon? Did you expect to change the height of each _cell_ in the

The practical way to make the cells in a column have the same width is
to use a class="..." attribute for the cell elements and to set the
height of the cells in a style sheet.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")

Re: Why can't I change height with ?

Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Bernd Meier" <ndkwinklask263

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Because tables are for tabular data, there really is no reason for a
height attribute - rows expand/shrink to fit their contents, as it
should be.  Authors got into the bad habit of using tables for
positioning content - but that is not what tables are for.  HTML should
not be presentational - that's what CSS is for.

Unless you have a _very_ good reason for setting height, let the table
do what it supposed to do.

Adrienne Boswell at Home
Arbpen Web Site Design Services
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Re: Why can't I change height with ?

Bernd Meier wrote:
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Because you're making things up.

Prefatory remark 1: Providing a URL is better than posting code, because
1) the URL is usually shorter,
2) the URL lets us see, for example, what doctype you're using, and
3) we can immediately try out your code in our browsers, without
copy-and-paste or guessing from just looking at your code.

Prefatory remark 2: Below I mention the recommmendation for HTML 4.01
because I don't know what you think you're using. No URL, you see.

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Take a look at the W3C's description of the <col> element at
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#h- .
There is no height attribute for <col>. You've just made it up.

You'd have to specify the width directly to the TDs (and hope for the
best), although in practice you can usually specify width for <TD>
elements in one row, and all the columns in the rest of the table make
similar use of those widths (depending on the actual  content, as always).

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Re: Why can't I change height with ?

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No doctype declaration. You will trigger modern browsers into quirks
mode, not standards compliant rendering mode.

Using Web Standards in your Web Pages: Making your page using web
standards - how to

As others told you, there is no height attribute for <col>. And the
styling the <col> in Internet Explorer 6 and in Internet Explorer 7 is
rather unreliable, prone to layout bugs.



Looking for a constrained height on a table is most likely misusing
tables to begin with. Adrienne B. gave you an excellent answer,
exactly the kind of answer I would have given you.

If you want help with your webpage design, then start with providing
us with an url and a short, descriptive, meaningful explanation of
what you are truly trying to achieve, with natural words, not with
code explanations. Maybe you want/need a navigational horizontal list
of 3 links... we don't know..


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