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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

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.

  • 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.

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

Article ID: 2554771 - Last Review: 06/24/2011 16:40:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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