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From: "Philipp Lenssen" <phil@mrinfo.de>
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
Subject: Re: auto resizing
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:04:26 +0200
Message-ID: <9mnr8g$a3r$1@swifty.westend.com>
"Paul" <fireblade9@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Has anyone come across the code to auto resize your html
> no matter which size monitor is being used

If you don't use layout information, the content should resize just nicely
to any resolution, to user stylesheets, media other than screen, and so on.
If you start to layout the page via CSS, you have many options
(theoretically, like percentage positioning, giving the minimum and maximum
width of element, and so on), but practically buggy browser implementations
will give you a hard time on many things.
If you use table layout and set the page to a 100% width, you can also have
some "auto-scaling" results; I really wouldn't suggest table layout tho, it
makes the page hard to adapt for certain browsers and it will make the site
in a whole much harder to maintain.

Philipp Lenssen
M+R Infosysteme