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Old April 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM
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I have lots of tags redefined in CSS but redefining the table tag is getting me nowhere

I use two types of alignment in two different tables

At the moment I have two style sheets one for each table,
I also tried a second style sheet just redefining the Table elements
but then i run into trouble when I need to switch back

this is my basic definition for my table

th {background-color: #000080;
    border-color: #28B3B1;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font: bold 13px verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,sans-serif;
    text-align: right;

table, tbody, tr, td {
    background-color: #EFF7FA;
    border-color: #000080;
    color: #000000;
    font: normal 12px verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,sans-serif;
    text-align: left;

and this is what I am trying to do and cannot get right

.th2 {
    background-color: #000080;
    border-color: #28B3B1;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font: bold 13px verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,sans-serif;
    text-align: center;

.th3 {
    background-color: #000080;
    border-color: #28B3B1;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font: bold 13px verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,sans-serif;
    text-align: left;

I am calling it in htm with <table2> blah </table>

As I said a stupid question

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Although you can override the appearance of tags, you can't actually define new tags. Although CSS might now how to handle tr2, the browser doesn't and doesn't know it's supposed to render it as a tr.

Try to set an id or class, like this:

<tr class="SomeClass">

  color: blue;

<tr id="SomeID">

  color: blue;

IDs must be unique within a page, while classes can be used multiple times.

Check out Richard York's excellent Beginning CSS if you want to know all about CSS.


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