I have a table with several cells. In one of the cells (TD element) I want to put another table, and I want that table to expand to fill the height of the cell. I tried CSS such as min-height:100% and height:100% (in IE) and that does not do the job.
What am I missing?
1) A cell's height is determined by the tallest cell in that row, and since it is not self determinant, there is no metric for its content to reference. Setting a cell's content height by percentage may or not work in a given case.
2) Why would you set a cell's table height if the table's content wouldn't fill the table?
It wouldn't hurt to link the page in question. You may be asking for the wrong thing, but we can't tell without seeing what it is you're doing, and what the content is.