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CSS padding around table that is inside box

Posted on 2008-10-27
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Is there any way of adding padding around a table and with the table inside a box (with a border) using CSS. I have tried lots of diferent ways and I'm stuck. I'm trying to create the look of the old html table inside a table so that I can get a thin border, but have white space between the inside table and the ouside border. Thanks
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by:scrathcyboy
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If you are using a DIV to enclose the table, that will be your problem, if just tables, there is no problem.
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by:ruthie2012
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Thanks for your response.
Can I enclose the outside box in a div?
On my page I have a maincontainer div that is 600px wide. All I want to do is have say 3 or 4 equal sized and spaced boxes across and 2 or 3 rows down. I'm trying to do it without tables but I would like to include a table in some of the boxes. I can't attach any code because it's rubbish - not working at all. Please could you point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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by:scrathcyboy
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The DIV around a table will give you problems, no matter what you do.  To fix the DIV at 600, you have to then calculate the table at 600- all the padding in the table, and it is a NEEDLESS pain in the neck.  

"I mean doesn't the browser automaticly figure that the page should be viewed in the whole window if possible? "

If you want tables, then USE them and get rid of the DIV around them.  If you insist on putting a DIV around a table, your HTML will not work until you figure out how different they are.

If you want a table with equal sized table cells, leave it as a table -- the DIV will FOUL it up !!!
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the quote about was meant to be from your post -- an EE problem --
"I'm trying to do it without tables but I would like to include a table in some of the boxes."
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Thanks scrathcyboy. I'll stick with the table!!
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