Some table cells may not be displayed in Internet Explorer 8 and in Internet Explorer 9 when the table contains several columns that contain different colspan attributes

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a webpage that contains a table.
  • The table has several columns, and the columns contain different colspan attributes.
  • The colspan attributes contain tables that have the "table-layout: fixed" style attribute. 
  • You use Windows Internet Explorer 8 or Windows Internet Explorer 9 to open the webpage.
In this scenario, the width of the columns is calculated incorrectly. Therefore, some cells are moved out of the visible area and cannot not be displayed.

Notes
  • This issue occurs when you use Internet Explorer 8 Quirks mode and Internet Explorer 9 Standards mode.
  • The issue does not occur when you use Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode.

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note This update was first included in security update 2530548 (MS11-050). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2530548   MS11-050: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 14, 2011
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Article ID: 2554771 - Last Review: Jun 24, 2011 - Revision: 1

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