[html5] table with fixed headers

Martin Gainty mgainty at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 1 06:27:58 PDT 2014

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<table id="table" border cellspacing=0 style="width: 100%">
<td style="">NAME</td>
<td style="">This is a short message</td>
<td>NAME OTHER</td>
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> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:00:48 -0400
> From: larry.martell at gmail.com
> To: help at lists.whatwg.org
> Subject: [html5] table with fixed headers
> I am trying to implement a table with fixed headers using the concepts
> from this page:
> http://www.imaputz.com/cssStuff/bigFourVersion.html#
> When I implemented the CSS from that page, my table columns are not
> aligned with the table headers.
> http://jsfiddle.net/softvar/yL84C/
> I was able to 'fix' this by explicitly setting the cell size:
> http://jsfiddle.net/cFr38/
> But that doesn't really work well for my app as I have 10 different
> tables the user can display, and they each have 25-35 columns, and I
> do not necessarily know in advance how wide the data will be.
> Currently, without the fixed headers, I do not specify the column
> width and they are automatically sized. Is there any way to get fixed
> headers without explicitly setting the width of the table cells?
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