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width of cell in table

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Msg#: 1011 posted 1:03 pm on Sep 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
i would like to know how to prevent the cell width from increasing as its content also increases.(i mean when the content is a single word with more characters). i used the property of nowrap which works only for multiple words



Msg#: 1011 posted 1:43 pm on Sep 5, 2001 (gmt 0)


I would go about setting the <td> tag to a specified pixel width. An example would be...


This way the cell is restricted to a certain pixel setting for width of the cell.



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Msg#: 1011 posted 2:37 am on Sep 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Browsers may still increase the rendered width of a cell, even if it's been set by pixels, in order to handle the cell content (such as manju's single word situation, where there is no space for the browser to use as an allowed line break).

Their may some CSS-2 method to handle this (CSS-2 gets into lots of table stuff that was not addressed in CSS-1). However, CSS-2 is still far from well supported by browsers.

So, I don't think that there is a dependable way to do this right now.


Msg#: 1011 posted 11:58 am on Sep 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

Sorry for the bum lead Manju.



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Msg#: 1011 posted 1:42 pm on Sep 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

You could always nest a non-overflowing div tag in your cell... something along the lines of

<td width="30">
<div width="30" style="overflow:hidden">
content here

Let me know how you get on.

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