Re: Netscape hates my tables...
by "rudy limeback" <r937(at)interlog.com>
||Sat, 6 May 2000 17:54:11 -0400
||"Ben Russo" <benrusso(at)idirect.ca>,
"HWG Techniques" <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
> Netscape doesn't like blank cells.
> I have cells with backgrounds in them but nothing else.
it's worse than you think
all your document.writes in jp-sidebar.js don't generate anything at all --
so not only is the spiral image not showing, but neither is your search box
or anything else in that left nav bar
i have a feeling this might be because there's no TR generated by
netscape is pretty picky about stuff like that
it might also be the dreaded "document.write-inside-a-table" bug, which
netscape is/was susceptible to
perhaps you could use server-side includes for the nav bar instead -- check
with your web host
anyhow, to answer your original question, you can get an otherwise empty
cell to show its background image in netscape by putting   inside the
cell, space permitting, or else a 1-pixel transparent gif (remember to add
by the way, the spiral notebook with the tabs down the right, some people
think it's been overdone, but i still like it a lot -- you could even make
the home/appts/lionks tabs even bigger...
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