HTML Table problem...
Posted on 2003-12-08
All right it might not be the right area to ask this question but I am not sure where else it can be answered:
First let me explain what I am trying to accomplish.....
We have have a enterprize application which uses Grids ( tables) very extensively... I have made a frame work so that these grids can be written without coding anything...
Here is how it works..
First user goes to a HTML page where he/she filles out a form which asks questions like, rows per page, wheather its a Query or a stored procedure call number of columns to be shown, name of these columns and so on...
This information is saved in a XML file at the server upon submit.
At the runtime when grid is requested, This XML file is read and system makes a connection to Host ( AS/400) to get the Resultset, This result set is then converted to XML and then a generic XSL is applied to it to create the HTML output to the browser.
Okay so much for useless details...
Problem is that user may want to hide some columns when the table is displayed ( it might be necessary to have that data for other technical functions but user have no use to it.. for example. record written date or something like this).
now when I try to hide that particular TD of table, it leaves a gray area which messes up the whole layout of table....!!
Since the XSL is generic I can not make every column width specefic..
So is there any way to handle this situation.... Currently I am using a CSS to put the Styling on TDs...
CSS for Hidden column looks something like this..
I can provide you other details as well if needed..
Thanks for all your help in advance!!