pre Tag Issues with FF vs. IE

June 8, 2010 at 07:07:35
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb
Has anybody else noticed that the pre tags don't play well between IE and FF?

If I use the pre tags to line up data in FF and then view it in IE, they aren't lined up anymore.

For example, I'm going to set up a table in IE6 (No comments about IE6 please. It's a "corporate image" issue that I have no control over.)

Please let me know what it looks like in FF. (I can't check until I get home)


Name    Done    Now     Idle    Idle Rank
Bob     3:45    9:45    6:00    Sue
Sue     3:42    9:45    6:03    Bob
Steve   3:47    9:45    5:57    Mary
Mary    3:47    9:45    5:58    Steve





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#1
June 8, 2010 at 11:49:19
Looks fine. Everything is lined up nicely.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
June 8, 2010 at 12:55:42
The last time 2 times I replied in the Office forum with a "formatted table" set up in FF on my home machine, I came into work the next day, viewed it on IE6 and it was messed up.

I'll try that again tonight in this thread and see what happens.

Thanks!


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#3
June 8, 2010 at 13:21:36
I think FF has a problem with the tags, as I usually have to fiddle with them after I've posted.

This is a straight copy/paste using tags in FF:

Date	Odometer Reading	Gallons	 $/G 
4/9/2008	784.3	0.874	 $3.54 
4/16/2008	861.8	1.266	 $3.62 
4/28/2008	943.3	1.330	 $3.71 
5/2/2008	998.3	0.943	 $3.73 
5/8/2008	1058.1	1.004	 $3.80 

As you can see the headings are off.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
June 8, 2010 at 13:30:10
Name	Done	Now	Idle	Idle Rank
Bob	3:45	9:45	6:00	Sue
Sue	3:42	9:45	6:03	Bob
Steve	3:47	9:45	5:57	Mary
Mary	3:47	9:45	5:58	Steve

Copied/Pasted your example into my Excel, saved, closed, reopened, then recopied/pasted and here's yours in FF seems to be OK,
perhaps something to do with the size of the Header Row on mine.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#5
June 8, 2010 at 15:12:07
Tabs or spaces?

Normalized with spaces(as the original post seems to be) shouldn't be a problem unless the pre tags are rendered with a variable width font(which it shouldn't...).

Tabs are another issue(as with response #3) because the number of character spaces a tab displays is both defined and variable. By that I mean that it has a limit(normally 4 or 8) and it will absorb n -1 preceding characters before a new column is started. This is purely display and depends on what the browser/editor/ect. considers the tab width as.


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