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  1. #1
    ABW Ambassador Doug247's Avatar
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    I am in the process of converting some if not all pages to fit the browser window. To do thi s I am using nested tables. But I am running in to a broblem.

    Sometimes when a page loads it will be twice the size of a browser. If I click refresh the page refreshes and fits neatly into the entire width of the browser.

    What causes this??

    All help is appreciated.


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    January 17th, 2005
    Hi Doug,

    It could be that you have some extra code lying around like an opened <tr> without the closing </tr>. Run it through a html validator like the one found here at w3c If you have trouble understanding the validator results try using a html tidy found here I've never used it but I guess it could be helpful.

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    January 17th, 2005
    validating the document is a good starting point.

    Here is a quick fix for reloading the webpage in Netscape.

    <script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">
    function MM_reloadPage(init) { //reloads the window if Nav4 resized
    if (init==true) with (navigator) {if ((appName=="Netscape")&&(parseInt(appVersion)==4)) {
    document.MM_pgW=innerWidth; document.MM_pgH=innerHeight; onresize=MM_reloadPage; }}
    else if (innerWidth!=document.MM_pgW || innerHeight!=document.MM_pgH) location.reload();

    Add this between your <head> of the webpage.

    Code is not mine. It is available in Dreamweaver.

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    August 2, 2004

    Hi, Doug,

    I had a similar problem recently when checking my pages with the Firefox 0.9 browser and
    the Netscape 4.61 browser. My pages were wider than Arizona!

    I fixed it by putting break tags in my anchor text and now my tables and pages fit just right!


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    Hi, Again, Doug,

    Another thing to do is use percentages for table widths instead of pixel widths.


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    ABW Ambassador Andy's Avatar
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    I usually start with a table that's set for 90-95% of the width of the page, then put another table nested in that one, set for 100%. This eliminates the wide spread problem you're having, and reduces the width for people using huge monitors as well. Those big screen monitors can do some strange things to websites, especially if they're set for 100%.

    Make sure you don't have any double spaces (& n b s p ; - spaces inserted to display properly) in your text, that can force the width of text.


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