Gaps on hor stretchable tables > how to solve this?

may 12th 2006

Recently I purchased a 19" video monitor on which I visualized on 1280x1024 pixels resolution sites I designed .
I noticed that there are “gaps” on some horizontal stretchable tables :
(see the pict to be aware of what I mean )

<table border=“0” cellpadding=“0” cellspacing=“0” width=“700”>


The gap on pict corresponds to the row below :

&lt;td width="41%" background="images/index3c/downbar3b.gif"&gt;&nbsp;


I tried in vain to adjust width to a lower percentage ;
What´s the solution ?
How to have a perfect stretchable table design