guilty - trying to see if i could use a table to get around a problem. i am using this for a scrollable box of text
<span style="text-align:left; overflow:auto; border-style:inset; width:480px; height:300px;">
. . . bunch of <p></p> text lines . . .
works great in IE6
but NS7 just ignores it and lets the text within the span just flow on the page (i also tried the div tag). so i was trying to find something that might work for both browsers. guess NS users will just get an ugly page.
maybe someday we will get some consistency around the web. i suppose that is one plus for MS - at least we have 90% coverage if the page looks right in IE.