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I have a URL that looks different in IE versus Chrome.

I use CSS style sheets in the HTML.

It seems some of the tables are not completed shown when the site is viewed.

I'm attaching both screen prints of the IE version display and Chrome one also.

Thanks
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Question by:Richard Kreidl
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Expert Comment

by:nathaniel
ID: 41885838
for tables with no data, try including &nbsp;  for example,  <td>&nbsp;</td>
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885844
Not sure what you mean by "&no data"
 Here's a snippet of the beginning of the CSS:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
version="1.0">

<xsl:include href="footer.xsl"/>

<xsl:output method="html" indent="yes" />
<xsl:param name="digits">0123456789</xsl:param>

<xsl:template match="/">

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<style type="text/css">
.tg  {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;}
.tg td{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}
.tg th{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}
.tg .tg-winx{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;background-color:#9ea2a2;color:##000000}
.tg .tg-zdv3{font-family:Calibri;font-weight:bold;background-color:#002b49;color:#ffb81c}
.tg .tg-hxz6{font-family:Calibri;background-color:#002b49;color:#ffb81c}
.div {font-family:Calibri}
 </style>

<style type="text/css">
  BODY {
    font-family: Calibri;
	}
</style>


</HEAD>
<BODY>

  <xsl:apply-templates select="MSR/Info"/>
  <xsl:call-template name="foot" />
  
  

</BODY>
</HTML>

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="Info">


<table class="tg" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <th class="tg-zdv3">NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL - ETCC</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
  <th class="tg-zdv3"><xsl:apply-templates select="TODAY"/></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="tg-hxz6"><center>DAILY BATCH REPORT</center></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="tg-winx"><u>BATCH CYCLE DELAYS:</u><font color="#000000"><xsl:apply-templates select="Comment"/></font></td>
  </tr>
</table>



<TABLE width="100%" border="1" valign="TOP">
               <TR bgColor="#9ea2a2">
                    <TH width="33%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u><DIV align="left">Overnight Batch Processing</DIV></u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
                   <TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>SLA/OLA</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
                    <TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>END TIME</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH>
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>BUSINESS IMPACT</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>IM</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH>
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>REASON</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="#3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Mutual Funds</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
				    <TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Mutual Funds EOD Release</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">6:50pm</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					 <TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Annuities</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Annuity Insurance Feed</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">N/A</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Insurance/ISA</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					 <TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Insurance Database</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">10:30pm</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">ISA Database</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">12:00am</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Sales Reporting</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Sales Bulletins</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">6:00am</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="SALES"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left"><xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>

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Expert Comment

by:nathaniel
ID: 41885846
each browser has a unique way of interpreting HTML codes, so it is important that you stick to HTML standards and test your work to all type of popular browsers.

For HTML standards, you may want to visit this site http://www.w3schools.com/ (If you have not yet visited this)

You may also want to visit this site for testing your work: http://browsercompatible.com/
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885848
I mean if you have an empty cell. Because other browsers may display the table incorrectly.
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885851
THe cell could be empty or have data within it. When it has data in it the table displays correctly.

Look at the screen print I attached. Some of the table cells are empty in both Chrome and IE.

But in IE the table borders are invisible, but in CHrome you can see them.
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885861
try inserting in one of your script:

<DIV align="center"><xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A"/>&nbsp;</DIV>
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885864
or try these codes.. see where I inserted the &nbsp;


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
version="1.0">

<xsl:include href="footer.xsl"/>

<xsl:output method="html" indent="yes" />
<xsl:param name="digits">0123456789</xsl:param>

<xsl:template match="/">

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<style type="text/css">
.tg  {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;}
.tg td{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}
.tg th{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;}
.tg .tg-winx{font-family:Calibri;font-size:20px;font-weight:bold;background-color:#9ea2a2;color:##000000}
.tg .tg-zdv3{font-family:Calibri;font-weight:bold;background-color:#002b49;color:#ffb81c}
.tg .tg-hxz6{font-family:Calibri;background-color:#002b49;color:#ffb81c}
.div {font-family:Calibri}
 </style>

<style type="text/css">
  BODY {
    font-family: Calibri;
	}
</style>


</HEAD>
<BODY>

  <xsl:apply-templates select="MSR/Info"/>
  <xsl:call-template name="foot" />
  
  

</BODY>
</HTML>

</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="Info">


<table class="tg" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <th class="tg-zdv3">NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL - ETCC</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
  <th class="tg-zdv3">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="TODAY"/></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="tg-hxz6"><center>DAILY BATCH REPORT</center></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="tg-winx"><u>BATCH CYCLE DELAYS:</u><font color="#000000">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="Comment"/></font></td>
  </tr>
</table>



<TABLE width="100%" border="1" valign="TOP">
               <TR bgColor="#9ea2a2">
                    <TH width="33%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u><DIV align="left">Overnight Batch Processing</DIV></u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
                   <TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>SLA/OLA</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
                    <TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>END TIME</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH>
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>BUSINESS IMPACT</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH width="7%">
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>IM</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					<TH>
                         <font color="black" size="4">
                              <u>REASON</u>
                         </font>
                    </TH>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="#3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Mutual Funds</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
				    <TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Mutual Funds EOD Release</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">6:50pm</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					 <TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="MF38035A_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Annuities</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Annuity Insurance Feed</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">N/A</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="AN30057_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Insurance/ISA</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					 <TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Insurance Database</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">10:30pm</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="BT30004_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">ISA Database</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">12:00am</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="LASTISA_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>
					<TR bgColor="#cce6ff" border="0">
                        <td colspan="6">					    
						<font color="3336ff">
						      <u><DIV align="left"><p style="font-size:20px">Sales Reporting</p></DIV></u>
					     </font>
					    </td>
					</TR>
					<TR border="1">
					   <TD>
					   <font color="black">
					           <DIV align="left">Sales Bulletins</DIV>
					    </font>
						</TD>
					   <TD>
					 <font color="black">
					      <DIV align="center">6:00am</DIV>
					 </font>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="SALES"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_BI"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="center">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_IM"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					<TD>
					 <DIV align="left">&nbsp;<xsl:apply-templates select="SALES_RS"/></DIV>
					</TD>
					</TR>

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hope this helps
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885865
I get an error message stating: error on line 119 at column 74: Entity 'nbsp' not defined
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885866
I get an error message stating: error on line 119 at column 74: Entity 'nbsp' not defined
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885868
did you copy the codes I posted here? If you copied, what editing tool are you using?

make sure it's &nbsp;
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885874
Notepad++

Yes I did.
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885881
ok im using notepad++ too. I copied and pasted the codes I posted to double check and got no error. Did you save it as Hyper Text Markup Language? This should work fine.
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885882
It's saved as .xsl file because it's a CSS style sheet.
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885894
Save it as HTML. I see your code is not meant for XML/XSL or CSS.
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by:Richard Kreidl
ID: 41885900
If I save it as a HTML file my VB .Net application won't be able to transform my .XML file using  a .XSL file in to a HTML file.

HTML files generally start with:
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>

  XML files start with:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
version="1.0">
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by:nathaniel
ID: 41885911
I see.. try replacing it with a dot  (.)
The problem might be on the way the browsers are interpreting white-space (or space) in an empty cell/s within a table.

Anyway, this site might give you a better idea about white space for XMLs: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/xml/xml_white_spaces.htm
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