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Table width Problems
I'm probably just being dumb but.....
PumpkinHead

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 12:34 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Ok, I have my table that I want set at 150px. The contents within the table could be anything, in this case a 50 character string:

12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890

Due to the string's length (and it having no spaces) is pushing my table width out.

<table width="150">
<tr><td>
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
</td></tr>
</table>

I've had this problem a few times now and I know that its probably simple html but I must have been off school that day ;) How do I force a carriage return when it reaches the 150 width limit?

 

Lexur

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 1:44 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can't (at least in plain HTML).
Do it manually.

PumpkinHead

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 2:33 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

What do you mean by 'do it manually'? Any code I can look at?

cws3di

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 2:54 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

He means do it manually. You need to put a space or break in the string of characters somewhere. A single string will not "break itself" to wrap within a table width.

mack

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 3:02 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perhaps it doesnt have to be done manualy. If you use some form of server side scripting to extract the data you could take care of the arangement of the letters at the same time.

What server side scripting language (perl, php asp etc) do you use.

Mack.

PumpkinHead

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2626 posted 4:42 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Mack,

I use PHP but in a way my question has been answered...you can't do it. I knew I could do this with php, but for some reason, I thought you could do this in html.

Thanks all :)

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