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Re: Re: Splitting A Word?

by thraxil (Prior)
on Jul 07, 2001 at 01:35 UTC ( #94620=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Splitting A Word?
in thread Splitting A Word?

no, usually the browser will expand the table to fit the text in it if there are really long words. that's the problem mpegman seems to be having. eg,

<table width="2" border="1"> <tr><td>looooooooooooooong</td></tr> </table>

gives you:


certainly not 2 pixels wide.

if you're working on a more liquid layout, you could modify one of the regexps given to substitute in a <wbr /> tag instead of a space. that tells the browser that if it needs to wrap text, that's a good spot to do it in. but if it doesn't need to wrap the text, you won't end up with a space in the middle of the word.

anders pearson

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Re: Re: Re: Splitting A Word?
by damian1301 (Curate) on Jul 07, 2001 at 08:00 UTC
    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.
    <table width="2" border="2"> <tr><td>yeah I am dave and blah blah blah blah blha</td></tr></table>
    which produces.
    yeah I am dave and blah blah blah blah blha

    $_.=($=+(6<<1));print(chr(my$a=$_));$^H=$_+$_;$_=$^H; print chr($_-39); # Easy but its ok.

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