Getting Table Cell Background Colors to Display

Getting Table Cell Background Colors to Display

Some browsers do not display a table cell’s background color unless the cell contains some HTML content. It is often handy to use table cell background colors to “paint” a whole region a different color than the page background. To ensure that every “empty” table cell displays background color, insert a non-breaking space ( ) in the table cell. The following code shows non-breaking spaces being used in the middle row of the table. The bottom row demonstrates what happens with no non-breaking spaces (the yellow will not display in some browsers).

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