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jasonc

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I am hoping that this can be done using HTML

 

is there an opposite to 'nowrap'  (<td NOWRAP><?=$username;?></td>)

 

instead of what i have below that i am currently using, which adds more to the output. meaning the '<br />\n'

 

this is causing problems with the text being copied. say using the double click on text method.

 

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<td><? echo wordwrap($text, 11, "<br />\n", true); ?></td>
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what i mean is so no extra characters are added to what will be outputted.

 

<table>
  <tr>
    <td width="11"><?
$text = "abcdefghijksdflkjashdflkahfljkhasdfkljhasdfklashflkhasdflkjhadljkhaljksdh";
echo ($text);
?></td>
  </tr>
</table>

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ah

 

I doubt it matters but have you assigned the output of wordwrap to a var and echoed that???

 

Just as the examples do in the docs..

 

<?php
$text = "abcdefghijksdflkjashdflkahfljkhasdfkljhasdfklashflkhasdflkjhadljkhaljksdh";
$newtext = wordwrap($text,11,"<br />",true);
echo ($newtext);
?>

 

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yes ture.

 

but now if you were to double click on this text that would have been echo'd

 

you would only be selecting one line and not all of the text that was echo'd as it now contains <b /> 's

 

this is what i need not to be there but still to have the line break up after so many characters.

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if this were in a text file then you would need something like this...

 

<?php
$text = "abcdefghijksdflkjashdflkahfljkhasdfkljhasdfklashflkhasdflkjhadljkhaljksdh";
$newtext = wordwrap($text,11,PHP_EOL ,true);
// if you uare using php < 5 or < 4.3 then it would be \r\n for windows \n for *nix and \r for Mac
echo ($newtext);
?>

 

However you want this in a web page so you HAVE to have the <br /> otherwise the whites space is truncated and you will get the text on the same line until it runs out of space...

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ok what i am wanting is to force the <td> to be a certain width.

 

<table>
  <tr>
    <td width="11">abcdefghijksdflkjashdflkahfljkhasdfkljhasdfklashflkhasdflkjhadljkhaljksdh</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Well now we are getting somewhere.

 

Make your TD look like this:

 

<td class="this_class">jsdfasdfdasjfkdla;fjkd;ajfd;afjdka</td>

 

And add this to the head of your document:

<style type="text/css">
    .this_class
    {
        width: ____px; //set the width you want in pixels here
    }
</style>

 

If you want other cells to be the same width, give them the same class name ("this_class").

 

When using tables, you only need to set the class name to the cell in the top row - the cells below will all conform to that width (or such has been the case for me up until this point, but I haven't used tables much since learning CSS).

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i only want to change the first column. so the first column is so many letters wide

 

 

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as you can see this is what i now have and it does not seem to work correctly?!

 

i have tested in FireFox and IE both show the same, but the line is not dropping to the next line when it reaches the max width i set

 

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
.this_class
{
width: 150px; //set the width you want in pixels here
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<table width="634">
  <tr>
    <td class="this_class">h1 long line</td>
    <td width="97">h2</td>
    <td width="100">h3</td>
    <td width="123">h4</td>
    <td width="141">h5</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>dddddddddddddddddddddddkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff</td>
    <td>h2 text</td>
    <td>h3 text</td>
    <td>h4 text</td>
    <td>h5 text</td>
  </tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>

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this is the full code

 

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
.this_class
{
width: 150px; //set the width you want in pixels here
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<table width="634">
  <tr>
    <td class="this_class">h1 long line</td>
    <td width="97">h2</td>
    <td width="100">h3</td>
    <td width="123">h4</td>
    <td width="141">h5</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="this_class">dddddddddddddddddddddddkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff</td>
    <td>h2 text</td>
    <td>h3 text</td>
    <td>h4 text</td>
    <td>h5 text</td>
  </tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>

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