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Thread: causing a table cell to stretch the entire screen

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    causing a table cell to stretch the entire screen


    Take a look at this sample code:
     <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
       <td width="100%">title</td>
       <td style="position:relative;width:100%; height:100%; z-index:0;">
         <!-- here I place a div at a specific screen coorinates (it spans to the right of the screen.  I am doing it on purpose.-->
         <div style="position:absolute; left:500; top:40;width:1000px;height:20px"></div>
    The div span to the right of the screen which causes a horizontal scrollbar to apparear (which is excellent). The problem is that the top row of the table doesn't stretch to fit the entire screen. If I scroll horizontally, I can see it cut off where the edge of the screen is.
    Is there a way to cause it to stretch all the way, even if a scrollbar exists?

    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Nashua, NH
    I do not see any tabular data that requires the use of <table>

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    I was using a simplified version of my code to deliver the problem.
    My actual code requires the table.

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