[Seaside] Cleaning up tables for IE
boris at deepcovelabs.com
Tue Aug 28 21:28:59 UTC 2007
Once you have tabular data to display (say, WAReport) you will
ultimately end up using tables, at which point I shall welcome you to
the wonderful world of IE and it's treatment of <td></td> when it comes
to styling ;)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:seaside-
> bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Sebastian Sastre
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:26 PM
> To: 'Seaside - general discussion'
> Subject: RE: [Seaside] Cleaning up tables for IE
> I would love to help Boris but I didn't reach that point myself. In
> don't use cells (yet). Once I was tempted to but the design was
> with designers and the interface was made simpler.
> Sebastian Sastre
> > -----Mensaje original-----
> > De: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> > [mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] En nombre
> > de Boris Popov
> > Enviado el: Martes, 28 de Agosto de 2007 13:24
> > Para: Seaside - general discussion
> > Asunto: [Seaside] Cleaning up tables for IE
> > You knew this was coming... I've been cleaning up our
> > reporting component to finally dead with IE's treatment of
> > empty data cells and just wanted to poke others' brains about
> > ways they've dealt with similar problems. As we all know IE
> > really likes having values in data cells, if it does not it
> > will not apply most of styling like borders and such.
> > It's fairly easy to address this on the reporting side by
> > printing non-breaking spaces when textual values for cells
> > are empty, but it gets tricky for those cases where cells use
> > arbitrary rendering blocks to spit out anchors, images and
> > what not. In that case its really down to the cell to
> > determine if there's content just prior to closing of the tag
> > and if there isn't any, print .
> > So far I'm looking at possibly adding this as a workaround,
> > WATableCellTag>>before
> > super before.
> > position := self document stream position.
> > WATableCellTag >>after
> > position = self document stream position ifTrue: [canvas space].
> > super after.
> > But this only gets you half-way, because doing things like,
> > html tableData: [html strong: '']
> > will still break IE's rendering. I can't think of any
> > reasonably clean and generic way of determining whether table
> > cell contents are semantically "empty" as far as IE's point
> > of view is other than to start weeding out these cases one by
> > one, which I don't mind. Thoughts?
> > Cheers!
> > -Boris
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