simple positioning issue

I want a TD cell in the middle of a page to have horizontal scrollbars if the content is too wide.  I'm going brain dead or something and can't figure it out.

<style>
table{
      width:100%;
      overflow:hidden;
}
td{
      width:100%;
      overflow:hidden;
}
</style>
<table>
      <tr>
            <td><nobr>
            !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
            </nobr></td>
      </tr>
</table>

the actual content is a "window" inside of a layout.  this is just a simplified example.  I basically want it to stretch to the width of the container, but have scrollbars beyond that width.

<div> tags would be fine too.
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cwolvesAsked:
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RoonaanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Okee, thank you:

Try this one:

<div style="float:left;width:200px;height:400px;border:solid 1px;">
   some content on the left side
</div>
<div style="float:right;width:200px;height:400px;border:solid 1px;">
   some content on the right side
</div>

<div style="width:100%;overflow:auto;height:400px;">
  <nobr>
  content that I want to stretch. If you take the space out of the
  &lt;no br&gt; tag in this cell, making it a &lt;nobr&gt; tag,
  you'll see that it pushes the entire table right.  I want it
  to have a horizontal scrollbar instead of doing that.
  </nobr>
</div>

You are aware that <nobr> is an non-existing tag, at least in xhtml (http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/xhtml_reference.asp)

You could try <pre> instead, but that would need you to indeed write the whole line on one line instead of what i did in the
last example.

Regards

-r-
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I could be wrong and way off, but it sounds like an <iframe></iframe> tag is what you are looking for.  I've never heard of tables able to do this natively.
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
they can.
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minichickenCommented:
if you are going to use iframe, suggested by leew. I tried it, it works fine....
You may need 2 files instead of 1.


****test.htm
<style>
table{
     width:100%;
     overflow:hidden;
}
td{
     width:100%;
     overflow:hidden;
}
</style>
<table>
     <tr>
          <td><nobr>
          !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
          </nobr></td>
     </tr>
</table>


****display.htm:
<iframe width="100%" src="test.htm"></iframe>
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RoonaanCommented:
and <div style="width:100%:"> didn't do it for you?

-r-
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
<div style="width:100%;"> does 100% page width, not container width

and iframes aren't compatible!!!
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RoonaanCommented:
Then you should add a style="position:relative;" to the container.
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minichickenCommented:
You can use a textarea to do the scrolling, but it might be a mission to write some javascript to apply styles and set the with of the textarea...
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
arg...I want a div that scrolls.  or a table cell, or anything else, but I want it to fill 100% of the parent's width

textareas are useless cause it has real content.
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Daedalus05Commented:
Try something like this:

Add this to <HEAD>...</HEAD>:
<style type="text/css">
<!--
 div.scroll {
  height: 20px;
  width: 100%;
  overflow: auto;
  padding: 0px;
}
-->
</style>

Replace <TABLE>...</TABLE> with this:
<div width="100%" class="scroll">
<NOBR>
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
</NOBR>
</div>
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
again, that's 100% of the page width.  I need it to fit to it's parent container.
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RoonaanCommented:
Can you show us an live example, cause working on imaginairy or "alike" code just often is not the way to get things working, cause of the possible interference of surrounding code.

Regards

-r-
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
<table width="100%" bgcolor="#000000" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0">
      <tr bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
            <td width="200">some content on the left side</td>
            <td><nobr>content that I want to stretch.  If you take the space out of the &lt;no br&gt; tag in this cell, making it a &lt;nobr&gt; tag, you'll see that it pushes the entire table right.  I want it to have a horizontal scrollbar instead of doing that.</nobr></td>
            <td width="200">some content on the right side</td>
      </tr>
</table>
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cwolvesAuthor Commented:
yeh, I know.  I was just using that to make fake streched content  :-)

the real content is being stretched with images.
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