Nested table is invisible or displayed very large in Internet Explorer 9

Applies to: Internet Explorer 9


Consider the following scenario:
  • You open a webpage in Windows Internet Explorer 9.
  • The webpage contains multiple TABLE elements that are nested. 
  • The inner tables have the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) table-layout property set to fixed. Additionally, the inner tables have the CSS width property set to a percentage. For example, the property is set to width:100%.
In this case, the inner table is invisible or displayed as very large.


This issue occurs because the calculation of the offset and width of the inner table and its cells is computed incorrectly. A negative offset causes an invisible inner table, and a large offset causes a large-width inner table.


Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2950467.
2950467 MS14-018: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: April 8, 2014


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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