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css alternative to nbsp?

Hi all, does anyone know any alternatives to using   to avoid the 'dissapearing border' problem when TD cells have no value. To clarify, i have an html table where data is populated from a database. When the value if 'blank' the border dissapears....the only way i know of getting round this is to use the   in place of the value. It would be nicer though if there was a css property that i could apply to the cell to prevent the border from dissapearing.

thanks in advance.

Dave
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brunoCommented:
Yes, there is something:

emtpy-cells: show

http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/properties/table/emptycell.htm

you can specify whichever behavior you want, you need to use the seperated border model:
http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/properties/table/bcollapse.htm
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javabeatAuthor Commented:
Hi brunobear, didn't seem to do the trick for me? if the cell has no contents the border remains invisible...i'm using a fairly recent version of IE but maybe i'm missing something...
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PraxisWebCommented:
IE does not support that particular CSS attribute (yet)
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brunoCommented:
sorry i didn't test first....how about this?



      <style type="text/css" media="screen" title="style">
            table {
                  border-collapse: collapse;
            }
            td {
                  border: 1px solid gray;
                  height: 30px;
                  width: 30px;
            }
      </style>      



<table>
<tr>
      <td>1</td>
      <td></td>
      <td>3</td>
</tr>
<tr>
      <td></td>
      <td>5</td>
      <td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
      <td></td>
      <td></td>
      <td></td>
</tr>
<tr>
      <td></td>
      <td></td>
      <td></td>
</tr>
</table>
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javabeatAuthor Commented:
much appreciated!
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