View Full Version : Style sheet is messing up my html page

12-10-2002, 10:23 PM
I have a simple page composed of an html form, one table with one row. This row contains a couple of input boxes.

In Netscape 4.77, the input boxes appear longer than what they should be, even though I'm specifying the size and maxlenght.
By process of elimination, I was able to narrow down the problem to the <style> tag which specifies the font-family to be arial on all th and td tags.

Any idea why the style tag is causing a problem on N 4.77? It's ok in I.E.

Here's the code. You can save that onto a file on your local drive and remove the style section and you'll see that the input boxes shrink to the correct size.

<title>Broker Trade Entry</title>

<style type="text/css">
th, td {font-family: arial}


<body bgcolor=#FFFFEF>

<form method=post name="TradeTicket_form" action="TradeTicket.csh" target=TradeTicketMain>

<table align=center width=600 bgcolor=green border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>


<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>Cusip </font><input type=text name=cusip size=10 maxlength=9>

<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>T/D </font><input type=text name=trade_date value="12/10/2002" size=10 maxlength=10>

<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>WI </font>
<select size=1 name=wi>
<option value=-1 selected>No</option>
<option value=0>WI</option>
<option value=1>WI+1</option>
<option value=2>WI+2</option>
<option value=3>WI+3</option>
<option value=4>WI+4</option>
<option value=5>WI+5</option>
<option value=6>WI+6</option>
<option value=7>WI+7</option>
<option value=8>WI+8</option>
<option value=9>WI+9</option>

<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>S/D </font><input type=text name=settle_date value="12/13/2002" size=10 maxlength=10>

<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>Situation </font><input type=checkbox name=situation>

<th align=center nowrap>
<font color=white size=2>BW </font><input type=checkbox name=bw>




12-10-2002, 11:20 PM
css is not uniform cross-browser....sorry.

12-10-2002, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by zoobie
css is not uniform cross-browser....sorry.

What is? Lol, I would doubt if there was one language that all browsers, or even just the major ones, that supported any one language exactly the same way. Darn that Netscape, never liked it, lol. It doesn't display my pages right...but that's just personal opinion. I say design for IE, make compatible with NS, screw the rest. :D

12-12-2002, 02:37 PM
I figured out the problem.

Thank you all.