00138: Simple tables in IE show at bottom of page

Summary: Simple tables in IE show at bottom of page
Created: 2004-11-02 17:36
Status: Closed - bug in IE
Category: Bug
From: JHunter?
Priority: 3
Version: 2 dev 21

Description: When I use simple tables they work fine in Mozilla. However when viewed in IE the tables appear below a huge bunch of whitespace. This is a new problem since maybe dev2.16 or so.

Can you give the address of a page that demonstrates this bug (or build an example here on pmwiki.org)? Thanks --Pm

[(approve links) edit diff] -I'm viewing the page in IE 6.0.2800.1106

This is a layout bug in Internet Explorer, being non-CSS compliant. The width=100% line in the markup is causing the table to be set with width=100%. Unfortunately, IE treats this as being "100% of the browser window width" instead of "100% of the remaining space". Since the sidebar in this layout has been built using "float:left", IE is moving the table down to the bottom of the sidebar.

There's really nothing PmWiki can do about this, as it's an IE CSS bug. (Indeed, this is why PmWiki still uses table cells for its default layout instead of CSS stylings.)


Thanks. That was simple enough. Another reason I never use IE.