problem with <td width="100" > doesnt respect it

well i want my cell to respect some specic size but he doesnt respect it

<td width="100" >
but it  split my cols in 2 with the same exact size

any help would be nice

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body bgcolor="gray">
<table border = "1" WIDTH = 100%>
<tr>
<td ALIGN="center" COLSPAN=2>
<h3>Title</h3>
</td>
</tr>
<tr >
<td  COLSPAN=2 >
Français | English | Login | Sign-up
<td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="100" >
<h4>News</h4>

</td>
<td VALIGN="top" >
Bonjour
</td>
</tr>
</table>

</body>

</html>
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seanpowellCommented:
You need to close the td cell properly:

<td COLSPAN="2">Français | English | Login | Sign-up</td>
seanpowellCommented:
You may also want to add the nowrap attribute to the 100 pixel wide cell:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body bgcolor="gray">
<table border="1" WIDTH="100%">
  <tr>
    <td ALIGN="center" COLSPAN="2"><h3>Title</h3></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td COLSPAN="2">Français | English | Login | Sign-up</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td width="100" nowrap><h4>News</h4></td>
    <td VALIGN="top" width="100%">Bonjour</td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

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-Shadow-Author Commented:
tnx a lot guys i used your code georgemarian and it worked no idea why it didnt with mine i guess i forgot something else somewhere
seanpowellCommented:
Thanks -Shadow - Actually I made both comments, since I realized the first may not have been complete :-)
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