Oh really? Well, that is because it won't break the word for you. If you explicity state it's length (and restrict the use of <nobr>) then it will wrap on words. Eg.
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<table width="2" border="2">
<tr><td>yeah I am dave and blah blah blah blah blha</td></tr></table>
|yeah I am dave and blah blah blah blah blha|
print chr($_-39); # Easy but its ok.