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I have a table that is 750 pixles long.  I have an image that is 689 pixles long.  Why does internet exploder (no pun intended) show the table being about 900 pixles long?  When i look at the source it still shows the table properties as 750 pixles.

Here is the code

---- Begin HTML -----
  <table width="750" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center"><div align="left"><img src="/auction/DHL_Logo_Top.gif" width="689" height="36"></div></td>
    </tr>
----- End HTML ------

Any idea? this is an Intranet site, other wise i would give you the link to view it.

Thanks.
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There's not enough there to diagnose I'm afraid, but you might try doing this:

<table width="750" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="table-layout:fixed;">
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by:kmorris1186
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If you want, i could paste the whole page.  There is some ASP scripting in there as well.
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... forgot to mention - it "appears" that your div is unecessary - you may want to remove it and just set the alignment on the td cell instead:

<td colspan="4" style="text-align:left;"><img src="/auction/DHL_Logo_Top.gif" width="689" height="36"></td>

although left aligned is usually the default, so even that may not ne needed...

Thanks,
Sean
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Yes - post it all, I'll have a look :-)
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----HTML Code with some ASP----
<html>
<head>
<title><%=RS1.Fields("ItemName")%></title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</head>

<BODY bgColor=#FFCC00 leftMargin=5 topMargin=5>
<form action="Updatebid.asp" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" id="form1">
  <table width="750" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center"><div align="left"> </div></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center"><font size="+3">
        <input name="Num" type="hidden" id="Num2" value="<%=AuctionNum%>">
        <%=RS1.Fields("ItemName")%></font></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center"><div align="center"><strong>Description:</strong>&nbsp;<%=RS1.Fields("Description")%></div></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="4" align="center"><div align="center">&nbsp;</div></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="3"></td>
      <td width="685" rowspan="3" valign="top"><table width="567" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
          <tr>
            <td width="521"><div align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
                  Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=></div>")
                  End if%>
              </div></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><div align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
                  Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=></div>")
                  End if%>
              </div></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><div align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
                  Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=></div>")
                  End if%>
              </div></td>
          </tr>
        </table></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="3"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="3" valign="top"> <table width="203" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1">End:&nbsp;<%=RS1.Fields("DateTimeEnd")%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1">Time Left</font>:</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1"><%=EndTimeLeft%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font color="#FF0000" size="+2">Bid:&nbsp;$<%=RS1.Fields("Bid")%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td width="79">&nbsp;</td>
            <td width="124">&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><div align="center">Place Bid</div></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>First Name:</td>
            <td><input name="FirstName" type="text" id="FirstName" size="15"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><p>Last Name:</p></td>
            <td><input name="LastName" type="text" id="LastName" size="15"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Bid:</td>
            <td><input name="Bid" type="text" id="Bid" size="8"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><font size="-2">Whole Dollar Ammounts Only</font></td>
            <td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>&nbsp;</td>
            <td>&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
        </table></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</form>
</body>
</html>
----- End HTML code ------

without the picture at the top it formats just fine.  With it, it grows to 900 or so.
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i just noticed that Dreamweaver is putting a lot of duplicate code...
like this:

align="center"><div align="center">

i am removing them now.
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Yes - it's just conflicting values that you're passing.

The first cell should only have a width of 65 (750 - 685) but you have a 203 wide table in that cell further down.

You also have incorrect colspan attributes.

I can post a correct version, but I'll need to change the widths on the tables and cells that you've set. So which one's can I adjust?
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Here's an example of correct values:


<table width="750" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2" align="left"><img src="color1.gif" width="689" height="36"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2" align="center"><font size="+3">
        <input name="Num" type="hidden" id="Num2" value="<%=AuctionNum%>">
        <%=RS1.Fields("ItemName")%></font></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2" align="center">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2" align="center"><strong>Description:</strong>&nbsp;<%=RS1.Fields("Description")%></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td colspan="2" align="center">&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td width="203" nowrap></td>
      <td width="547" rowspan="3" valign="top">
      <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
          <tr>
            <td width="100%" align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
               Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=>")
               End if%>
              </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
               Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=>")
               End if%>
              </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td align="center">
                <%If RS1.Fields("Image1") <> "" then
               Response.write("<img name=Image1 src=images/"&RS1.Fields("Image1")&" width=300 height=300 alt=>")
               End if%>
              </td>
          </tr>
        </table></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td valign="top">
      <table width="203" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1">End:&nbsp;<%=RS1.Fields("DateTimeEnd")%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1">Time Left</font>:</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font size="-1"><%=EndTimeLeft%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2"><font color="#FF0000" size="+2">Bid:&nbsp;$<%=RS1.Fields("Bid")%></font></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td width="79" nowrap>&nbsp;</td>
            <td width="100%">&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td colspan="2" align="center">Place Bid</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>First Name:</td>
            <td><input name="FirstName" type="text" id="FirstName" size="15"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><p>Last Name:</p></td>
            <td><input name="LastName" type="text" id="LastName" size="15"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>Bid:</td>
            <td><input name="Bid" type="text" id="Bid" size="8"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td><font size="-2">Whole Dollar Ammounts Only</font></td>
            <td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td>&nbsp;</td>
            <td>&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
        </table></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
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guess this is what i get for letting Dreamweaver do all the HTML for me eh?

I am trying that one now.
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That worked great man!

Thanks a bunch!
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