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Re: Why does the breadcrumb and nav column colour disappear in NS4?

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Author glenn
Full name Glenn McAllister
Date 2002-07-16 11:55:35 PDT
Message On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, todd fahrner wrote:

> On Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at 09:50 , Glenn A. McAllister wrote:
>
> >
> > The subject pretty much says it all.
>
> Because Nav4 is broken, and doesn't support the specification of
> background colors on any element other than td or th.

Agreed, Nav4 is hightly broken; if I had any choice in the matter I
wouldn't even consider supporting it.

> The breadcrumbs
> and nav groups are not td/th.

Err... but they are, even in the sample page provided. Currently the
breadcrumbs are in a table in a div, and the navigation in is the main
body table as a cell in the first column. Should they be handled
differently?

> > The reason I'm confused is that the #banner background colors obviously
> > work; I don't think I'm doing anything different for the breadcrumbs or
> > navigation column.
>
> Banner does contain a table whose cells can be styled minimally in Nav4.
> This was a concession to the need to support some kind of 'branding'
> even in Nav4; a high-impact, lightweight exception to the general rule
> that tables are for tabular data.

Well, I found a partial solution for the problem, but its obviously not
the right solution.

When I moved

#breadcrumbs, #breadcrumbs td {
  background: #ccc;
}

#leftcol, #leftcol td {
  background: #eee
}

into ns4_only.css, it basically worked. I got the dark grey across the
breadcrumb bar and the lighter grey in the left nav column. The help
links aren't shown in yellow. Not pretty, but better than nothing as far
as I'm concerned.

If I tried the above in a separate stylesheet linked after ns4_only.css,
it doesn't work.

Man, Nav4 is *such* piece of crap.

Thanks for the help/comments.

Glenn McAllister
SOMA Networks, Inc.



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Why does the breadcrumb and nav column colour disappear in NS4? glenn Glenn McAllister 2002-07-16 09:50:13 PDT
     Re: Why does the breadcrumb and nav column colour disappear in NS4? todd fahrner <tfahrner at collab dot net> todd fahrner <tfahrner at collab dot net> 2002-07-16 10:12:09 PDT
         Re: Why does the breadcrumb and nav column colour disappear in NS4? glenn Glenn McAllister 2002-07-16 11:55:35 PDT
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