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Item4532: Tables with mixed font size are shown with the columns wrong in Internet Explorer

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Tables with mixed font size are shown with the columns wrong in Internet Explorer

It is seen in TextFormattingRules

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I have a fix for it

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 02 Sep 2007

The issue is in the style sheet for twikiTable.

.twikiTable td {
 padding:.25em 0.5em;
.twikiTable th {
 padding:.4em 0.5em;
The 0.5 em does not work in IE probably because 0.5 em is different depending on text size. If I change it to 6px then I get visually the same result in FF and it works in IE.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 02 Sep 2007

Fixed. Worked in 4.1.2 so closing

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 02 Sep 2007

The padding is not causing this problem (although it might have been invisible in 4.1.2 due to other settings). Point is that a pre inside a table does not work well. IE thinks it is wider than it is and pushes the outer right column further away.

A better solution is to let the pre blocks overflow inside a scroller. Until now I couldn't figure this out, but table-layout:fixed does the magic. Works in FF, IE6 and IE7 (win) and in FF and Safari (Mac). Downside is that IE7 shows a vertical scroller as well, but that may be solved later.

-- ArthurClemens - 02 Sep 2007

Summary Tables with mixed font size are shown with the columns wrong in Internet Explorer
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0, Thu, 30 Aug 2007, build 14664
AppliesTo Extension
Component PatternSkin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:14686 TWikirev:14688 TWikirev:14689
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-09-02 - ArthurClemens
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