t'" will help you line up your data in the horizontal plane, "valign" is for vertical alignment in the table cell. My bad.

D. Huskins,
University of Akron? My alma mater (BA, '89)! Go Zips, indeed!

Posted by: jckovach at August 21, 2002 10:34 AM

Thanks, code-gnomes! I'm on deadline, so the fancy chart might not come until tomorrow....

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 21, 2002 12:43 PM

You could also avoid a lot of the fuss by using the pre (preformatted text) tag.

Freedonia      48.59  8 
Welchstokia   173.99  3 
Laynistan       2.31  9 
Posted by: J. Luke Seemann at August 21, 2002 01:00 PM

As J. Luke says, the easiest charts are done using the PRE tag. This forces browsers (even old ones) into a mono-spaced font, so you can make everything line up the way you want to. Make sure to include the line breaks you want, since it won't add any in the PRE section.

I think you can include Bold and Italic formatting within PRE, but not other Font changes.

Posted by: PJ Van Bloem at August 21, 2002 01:15 PM

Just bear in mind that if you do the table as a gif then it will be very hard for search engines or screen readers to make sense of the data.

Posted by: Andy at August 22, 2002 05:05 PM

A little basic html for you people since you haven't been keeping up to date. There is no need to use </tr> and </td> in your tables. To verify your html meets the real standard (as opposed to the incorrect Microsoft standard), use the W3C validator. BTW, Matt, your blog page fails miserably.

Posted by: Rossz at August 27, 2002 01:09 AM
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