[l2h] Building tables with WIDTH=x% ???

Ross Moore ross@ics.mq.edu.au
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:38:44 +1000 (EST)

> Hi again!
> I use these commands in a preamble file, in order to build tables with two
> cells:
> \begin{htmlonly}
> \newenvironment{deuxcols}[2]
> {\HTMLcode[align=center,cellpadding=10,border=0,cellspacing=0]{TABLE}%
> {\HTMLcode[valign=top,WIDTH=400,bgcolor="#FFCCFF"]{TD}{#1}%
> \HTMLcode[valign=top,WIDTH=300,bgcolor="#CCCCCC"]{TD}%
> {#2}}}%
> {}
> \end{htmlonly}
> This is not exactly what I want.
> I'd prefer to assign a WIDTH=60% (for example) argument to the first cell.
> But how to manage with the % character, which begins a comment in LaTeX ???

Just use \% as you would in LaTeX.
Similarly \$, \& and \# should be tried, if you get problems
with the un-escaped characters.

Note that \HTMLcode allows you to mix raw HTML with TeX source,
and can occur in the arguments of other TeX macros.
Hence macros *are* expanded, in both the HTML and TeX arguments.
This makes it difficult to state the expansion rules,
so when you have problems, just try out anything that seems sensible. 
Something *should* work.

> Thanks if you can help me (and sorry if the answer is obvious)

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

> Jean-Michel
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