Web Applications

CSS Table borders hiccup

Question: why do my HTML table cells have a space around them? Why don’t the join up like a normal table?

Answer: the border-spacing attribute is not set to zero by default. Try setting it explicitly to 0em in the style sheet.

I can’t believe this has caught me out twice! I don’t understand why you would not want the border spacing to anything other than zero by default.

I found this site to be really helpful for understanding the table model in CSS.


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