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3:52 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Subject says it all.

What can I do to make sure that long pieces of text stay within a floated div?

Would it be practical (or even possible) to put a fixed-width table inside the floated div in order to contain text?

Thanks.

7:57 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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What can I do to make sure that long pieces of text stay within a floated div?

Are you sure that it's not...? Maybe the floated DIV is expanding to fit its contents? Is there a width set on the floated DIV? (Assuming there are spaces in the text for it to word wrap if reqd)

2:25 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think the OP might mean a possible string (say, for instance, a very long URI... anything without spaces or hyphens I think it will happen) that will push past the boundary of the container.

I've come across this problem a couple of times, sometimes the solution isn't really so much a solution as it is a workaround.

Would it be practical (or even possible) to put a fixed-width table inside the floated div in order to contain text?

I don't think that will work for long, unbroken strings.

Sometimes people who quote long lines of code etc. have this problem - they usually just automatically overflow so there's a horizontal scrollbar - or I've known one or two sites where the unbroken string was forcibly broken after a set amount of characters (via PHP.)

Is this your problem, and are those suitable solutions?

8:15 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I understand the problem now...I wasn't aware that spaces were required for the text to actually wrap.

I was just typing a long line of complete jibberish with no spaces just to test out the div spacing...I typed out a real sentence, and it wrapped just fine.

Thanks for the responses anyways.

 

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