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Frontpage 2003 Bug?? Cellspacing

Posted on 2003-12-03
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Is anyone else having this problem or only me.
When creating a table, if modifying the cellspacing = 0 and cellpadding = 0...
why does frontpage not insert the cellspacing = "0" into the html code?? but does insert cellpadding = "0"???

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HTML standards demand that.
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by:RanjeetRain
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Let me explain.

Any entity, which is a non keyword, has to be quoted as per HTML standards. So, be it whatever value you assign, it has to be inside double quotes.
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CELLSPACING = 0

Works but is NOT compliant.

CELLSPACING = "0"

Complies to HTML standards.



BACKGROUND = RED

Works but is NOT compliant.

BACKGROUND = "RED"

Complies to HTML standards.
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???

Hi RickDai,

To answer your question - it's not "exactly" a bug in FP2003. Because the cellspacing attribute doesn't exist in the CSS spec - it aooears that they decided not to have it created in the html code automatically - in the same way that previous versions did.

So - the fastest option is to give cellspacing an attribute of 1, and then simply change it to 0.

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seanpowell
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by:RickDai
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seanpowell,

yup thats my problem... ahh damn does that mean extra work for me... lol. any quicker solution besides changing the atrribute to 1 then to 0 again?
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by:RickDai
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RanjeetRain, you've mistaken my question/problem.
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by:seanpowell
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Not that I'm aware of. If you insert the table into the page while you're in html view, and still don't get the cellspacing attribute - then there's probably no way to speed up the process. I've used their demo quite a few times and never experienced that behvaiour - so it's very likely that it's particular to your specific OS/FP version. If you're using the beta that may be having an effect...
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