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Help! I'm stumped with a css issue working in IE, not in Firefox or Safari - I've got a Javascript function on a discussion forum page which takes form fields from the top of the page, and moves them with the 'innerHTML' property to a table cell next to a post someone is replying to. IE moves the fields no problem to the target table cell, but both Safari and Firefox add the fields to a table cell spanning only the width of the first cell in the table, ignoring the colspan="2" attribute in the target sell. Strange fruit.

My attached code shows the Javascript function and the target rows below in the forum table.

Anyone have any experience with this conundrum? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve


<html><head>

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

function addReply(trID, divID, pID) {

    var oDestDiv = document.getElementById(divID);

    var oDestTr = document.getElementById(trID);

    var oSrcFrm = document.getElementById("frmPost");

    var oSrcDiv;

    if (document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value == "") {

        oSrcDiv = oSrcFrm;

    } else {

        oSrcDiv = document.getElementById(document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value);

    }

    document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value = divID;

    oDestDiv.innerHTML = oSrcDiv.innerHTML;

    oDestTr.style.display = "inline";

    oDestDiv.style.display = "inline";

    if (oSrcDiv != oDestDiv) {

        oSrcDiv.innerHTML = "";

    }

}

</script>

</head>

<body>

<div id="frmPost" style="display:none">

	<table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3">

	<tr valign="top">

	<td nowrap="nowrap"><p><span class="occ_label">

	Post</span></p></td>

	<td><textarea name="txtPost" rows="10" cols="20" id="txtPost" tabindex="5" class="formStretch"></textarea></td></tr>
 

	<tr><td><p>&nbsp;</p></td>

	<td><a href="javascript:InsUpd_ForumPost();" class="occ_LkButton"

		><span id="btnSubmitpost_lblButton">submit</span></a>

	<a href="javascript:cancelPost();" class="occ_LkButton"><span id="btnCancelpost_lblButton">cancel</span></a>

	</td></tr>

	</table>

</div>

<table>

<tr id="tr1"><td id="div1" colspan="2"><p>&nbsp;</p></td></tr>
 

<tr valign="top"><td style="padding-right:20px;">

<p>Jack Collins</td>

<td><a class="occ_evtLink2" href="javascript:addReply('tr1', 'div1', 63);">[reply]</a>

<p>Text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text 

text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text </td></tr>
 

<tr id="tr2"><td id="div2" colspan="2"><p>&nbsp;</p></td></tr>
 

<tr valign="top"><td style="padding-right:20px;">

<p>Jack Collins</td>

<td><a class="occ_evtLink2" href="javascript:addReply('tr2', 'div2', 63);">[reply]</a>

<p>Text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text 

text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text </td></tr>

</table>

</body>

</html

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zeroxp earned 500 total points
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i suppose there's an element with id="hdDivFrm" somewhere on the page.

if you set any element to display:inline, then it will not accept/or inherit width or height. So don't set display:inline to the tr and td:
<html><head>

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

function addReply(trID, divID, pID) {

    var oDestDiv = document.getElementById(divID);

    var oDestTr = document.getElementById(trID);

    var oSrcFrm = document.getElementById("frmPost");

    var oSrcDiv;

    if (document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value == "") {

        oSrcDiv = oSrcFrm;

    } else {

        oSrcDiv = document.getElementById(document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value);

    }

    document.getElementById("hdDivFrm").value = divID;

    oDestDiv.innerHTML = oSrcDiv.innerHTML;

    //oDestTr.style.display = "inline";

    //oDestDiv.style.display = "inline";

    if (oSrcDiv != oDestDiv) {

        oSrcDiv.innerHTML = "";

    }

}

</script>

</head>

<body>

<input type="text" id="hdDivFrm" value="frmPost" />

<div id="frmPost" style="display:none">

        <table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3">

        <tr valign="top">

        <td nowrap="nowrap"><p><span class="occ_label">

        Post</span></p></td>

        <td><textarea name="txtPost" rows="10" cols="20" id="txtPost" tabindex="5" class="formStretch"></textarea></td></tr>

 

        <tr><td><p> </p></td>

        <td><a href="javascript:InsUpd_ForumPost();" class="occ_LkButton"

                ><span id="btnSubmitpost_lblButton">submit</span></a>

        <a href="javascript:cancelPost();" class="occ_LkButton"><span id="btnCancelpost_lblButton">cancel</span></a>

        </td></tr>

        </table>

</div>

<table>

<tr id="tr1"><td id="div1" colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr>

 

<tr valign="top"><td style="padding-right:20px;">

<p>Jack Collins</td>

<td><a class="occ_evtLink2" href="javascript:addReply('tr1', 'div1', 63);">[reply]</a>

<p>Text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text 

text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text </td></tr>

 

<tr id="tr2"><td id="div2" colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr>

 

<tr valign="top"><td style="padding-right:20px;">

<p>Jack Collins</td>

<td><a class="occ_evtLink2" href="javascript:addReply('tr2', 'div2', 63);">[reply]</a>

<p>Text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text 

text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text </td></tr>

</table>

</body>

</html>

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I recommend removing <table>'s for content style all together. They are very hard to manage and do things like you're trying to do here. Never use tables for layout. The only case to use tables might be for data, but even still they are awkward.

Also, you're missing a doctype. Doctypes help standardize rendering (by having the browser's native rendering mechanisms come last). See:
http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html
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by:steveOhum
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Thanks for the solution - I never really knew the difference between 'inline' and 'block', so I guess that clears it up!
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Thanks, Level9Wizard, for the tips. I'll definitely consider taking your avice.
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