View Full Version : "<multicol>" in Internet Explorer

02-05-02, 05:22 PM
I created a list of names using the tags
<multicol cols=2>

The list displays 2 columns nicely in Netscape,
but only a single column in Internet Explorer.

How do I get around this?


02-06-02, 01:00 PM
That's because <multicol> isn't part of the official html standards. It's supported by newer netscape browsers only. There are several inconsistencies like that with both netscape and microsoft browsers.

I suppose you could get the same effect by using <ul> or <ol> (unordered list/ordered list) either by itself or in a table. Or you could just use a table by itself.

02-06-02, 03:36 PM
Thanks . . .
Looks like a 2 column table would be the way to go.

02-06-02, 05:50 PM
Actually a 3 column table with no borders did the trick, with a small empty column in the middle to separate the 2 lists. Thanks "IHateExcite" for getting me unstuck. I should have been able to figure it out, but was stuck in that multicol mindset.

02-06-02, 08:34 PM
no problem