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Posted on 2011-09-13
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Hi,

My brain is not working today!!!

I need to specify a simple rule in a class to make all of a table have a 1px border for all of its cells be they THs or TDs.

Also I noticed when I used "border-left" I got the border only where there was text so if I have 2 columns, one with 2 rows worth of text(wrapped around), the one is only one row produced half a "border-left" border if you get me.

So what is the simplest CSS method to specify a border throughout a table?

Thanks,

Sam

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table, th, td {border:solid 1px black}
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#table1 tbody tr td, #table1 tbody tr th
{
   border: 1px solid #000;
}

or

td, th
{
   border: 1px solid #000;
}


simplest way is
<table border="1">

check this too
http://www.ahfb2000.com/webmaster_help_desk/showthread.php?t=1790
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Some browsers will not put borders around empty cells so you must put at least an &nbsp; character in each cell. If you also want to eliminate the double border between cells, you can use the border-collapse property. The border-collapse property also takes care of the empty cells in most cases.

table { border-collapse: collapse; }

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by:SamJolly
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xmediaman: you little tit bit about border-collapse came just in time ! Thanks....
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thks all.
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