From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98) BuildID: 2001073103 This bug can be summed up as "Empty elements that actually get displayed (have a width and height) should get their style displayed too, right? This is what DIV does, so why doesn't an empty table cell?" If you give an empty table cell a stylesheet, some styles are not rendered. For instace, if you have an empty table cell with a "background-color" set, even if you set the cell width and height explicitly, so it should show up, the background color does not get displayed. Same goes for borders, etc. However, if I do the same with an empty div, for instance, it works, as does an empty table (a table with one row, one column, but nothing in that one cell). As a side note, I noticed that if I tried the same thing in Composer, composer displayed it how I expected it to be displayed, even in Preview mode. This is probably because it assumes a table cell will always have content. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Save the HTML I've included below 2. View the page in Mozilla Here is a complete HTML page to demonstrate: <!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Empty Table Cell Style Display Problem</title></head> <body> <p>Style information gets applied to empty <div> element;</p> <div style="border: thin red solid; background-color: blue; width: 40px; height:40px"></div> <p>But not an empty table cell: (notice also that the empty table cell actually does take up space)</p> <table><tr><td style="border: thin red solid; background-color: blue; width: 40px; height:40px"></td></tr></table> <p>Although if I associate the style with the table itself, it works.</p> <table style="border: thin red solid; background-color: blue; width: 40px; height:40px"><tr><td></td></tr></table> </body> </html> Finally, I also noticed that you get the same behavior if you use the "bgcolor" attribute instead of setting the background color in a stylesheet.
Duplicate of (verified/wontfix) bug 76775 - "Color(bgcolor) is not painted in table which contains no marks." *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76775 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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