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It used to be that Netscape required 'wrap="virtual"' as an attribute on the textarea to enable wrapping, but AFAIK that's no longer necessary.
I have one client (out of dozens) who has the same problem in Explorer, so it may be a problem in Windoze rather than the browsers.
look at html school on the w3c and then look up the textarea element in the html ref link.
We do allow links to authoritative resources, such as w3schools.org. Is this the page you are refering to?
If so, it displays fine in my FireFox browser: FF 1.01 on WinXP SP2
Meaning that to get line breaks the user will have to manually press the enter key on the keyboard. This behaviour is no needed in IE as one you reach the end the text it wrapped.
Meaning that to get line breaks the user will have to manually press the enter key on the keyboard.
Midi, I get word wrap as needed and a vertical scrollbars as soon as the content requires it - no need for manual enter key returns.
Not sure what you are seeing but I don't think my computer is showing the same thing as yours. The behavior looks the same in IE and Firefox.
To be honest, word wrap in a textarea is such a basic browser function, I would be very surprised if it was a widespread failure of FF. There's some other reason you're seeing it besides a bug in the browser - some other combination of who knows what factors.
FF 1 / win XP
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not that I often enter long strings with no spaces, though...
<added>that is to say, its not a word wrap issue, more of a word break issue</added>
Don't know how Firefox will handle it, but you might give it a try.
I always considered it a bug in IE that it would break an unbroken text string. Looking at it now, I wouldn't call either behavior a bug; just different.
My web master tutor (computer science degree) has detected the problem and did contact Mozzila. What seems to happen is that text is pushed, e.g. when entering info into a field, the text pushes the text box. Furthermore, the horizontal scroll bar will increase in size because the text pushes. Very weird! It is to my understanding; the makers of Firefox are working on this bug! Nice catch.
If I type
in the textarea. IE will wrap this. FF will just scroll horizontally and keep it all on one line.
Its should work the same as IE but it dosnt.