Solved

<td><table "expand width"><td> without resizing td width

Posted on 2004-09-28
11
1,687 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
ok. This is a tricky one.
I need to have table:
       1                2          3
|               |     text     |     |
|               | <table             >
|               |     text     |     |
|               |               |     |

problem is that when I use <div style="position:absolute"> the table expands to width corectly, but the height is the problem. The text in that table is behind the table.

Is it possible to force TEXT to be below table and at the same time this would expand TD height?
ps. TABLE height and width are dynamic.
0
Comment
Question by:Povilas
11 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:seanpowell
ID: 12170569
You'll need to post the code of your page, I'm afraid I don't understand your question at all...

Sean
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Povilas
ID: 12171397
the thing is that :
I have 3 table cells
----------------------------
|    1    |     2    |    3   |
----------------------------
if I insert div, which width > cells width, to cell 2 i get this bad thing
----------------------------
|    1    |     div       | 3 |
----------------------------
if I use position: absolute, I get this:
----------------------------
|          | text    |    3   |
|    1    |  div +text | 3 |
|    1    |     2    |    3   |
----------------------------
I need to get this:
----------------------------
|          | text    |    3   |
|    1    |  div         | 3 |
|    1    |  text   |    3   |
----------------------------

In other words I need to expand some table cell without changing original table.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kiran Paul VJ
ID: 12178900

if possible please post the code.......

kiranvj
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Povilas
ID: 12180140
<table width="100%">
 <td width="100">some stuff</td> //COLOMN 1
 <td width="300">                        //COLOMN 2
   some text
   <table or div>                            <----------
    <table width=">400">               <----------
       -table data-                           <----------
    </table>                                   <----------  
   some text
  </table>
 </td>
 <td width="100">some stuff</td> //COLOMN 3
</table>

<---------- this part needs to be wider the <td> width, but at the same time shouldn't break the original table's <td> width + "some text" needs to be below, not behind <div>, which means, <td No2> expands to height and not to width.
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
webwoman earned 200 total points
ID: 12182791
What you want is not possible. You can't just make one cell wider.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Povilas
ID: 12183666
Actually, I don't need to make my cell wider, I need to have table in div that is in that cell. I even would like the cell to stay the same. I only need, using div position:absolute, to make my cell higher.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:webwoman
ID: 12186432
>><---------- this part needs to be wider the <td> width, but at the same time shouldn't break the original table's <td> width + "some text" needs to be below, not behind <div>, which means, <td No2> expands to height and not to width.

You can't have a wider cell. And you don't need divs at all, nor do you need absolute positioning. Just put the content in the cell. Unless you have exceptionally long text, it will wrap.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Povilas
ID: 12187687
The problem is that I have huge table in that cell + text before and after that table. The perfect way would be div with asolute position, but this needs some trick to move text after the table.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:webwoman
ID: 12205475
No trick. Put the text before, set as a paragraph, then the table, then the next text. All in one cell.

Or make more cells. Or put each table in a div and float the divs.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Wordpress Hacked 1 70
HTML5 storage and web apps 11 44
How to pass values to HTML-5 attribute dynamically? 24 44
Regular Expression needed 4 13
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
When crafting your “Why Us” page, there are a plethora of pitfalls to avoid. Follow these five tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating an effective page.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position items using CSS's three positioning types Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create another div in CSS and name it Absolute : Type "position:absolute;" and "top:10px; left:50p…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position overlapping items using z-index in CSS. They will also learn the restrictions on the z-index property.  Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create a div in CSS and name it Red.…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question