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CSS - set table height to 100% in order to fill it's containing element

I have a table that sits inside of a div tag of variable height.  I need the table to expand vertically to fit the div at whatever size it is.  I of course tried to give it a css style of height:100%, which works perfectly on a table element in IE7, but it doesn't seem to work in any of the other browsers.  Anybody have any tricks up their sleeves?
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josephdaviskcrm
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aprestoCommented:
can you post the code (simplified if poss) of the div and table so we can play with it?
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josephdaviskcrmAuthor Commented:
just create a div and add a style to it with css of a set height, like 200px or something.  Give it a background-color so you can see the space it covers.  Then stick a table inside of it with one row and one cell.  Give it also a background color so you can see the space it covers.  Now try and make the table expand vertically to fill the whole container div.  Horizontal coverage is not important.
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level9wizardCommented:
If you haven't declared a doctype:
http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html

or validated your code:
http://validator.w3.org/

... then our more than likely going to see different results in various browsers. After you do these two things, you should be able to simply do this:

<!-- in html -->
<div id="myDiv"> content here... </div>

/* and in css */
#myDiv
{
   display: block;
}
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josephdaviskcrmAuthor Commented:
I don't think that's really what I'm going for...

I'm using a table because it has a valign property and I need the content of this area on my homepage to be centered vertically.

So I stuck this table into the div, gave the table a css style of 100% and stuck my content inside the table (which has 1 row and 1 cell).  Once again, this works perfectly in IE7, but no in any other browser.
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MorcalavinCommented:
Try this.  The 10px pixel padding was added just to show that the table is inside the div.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> 
<head> 
<title>Please Help!</title> 
<style type="text/css">
html, body {
    padding: 0px;
    maring: 0px;
    height: 100%;
    border: 0px;
}
#div {
    height: 300px;
    background-color: blue;
    padding: 10px;
}
#table {
    background-color: green;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
}
</style>
</head> 
<body>
<div id="div">
<table id="table"><tr><td>Test</td></tr></table>
</div>
</body> 
</html>

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