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String length abbreviator

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You know when you get extra long URL's and some forums seem to abbreviate it using a few ...'s once it hits a certain length. Anyone point me in the right direction, or have a function to do this?

Want to use it for a) splitting up long strings, and b) for going through a string to look for stupidly long sections in the string not seperated by a space (which can destory tables and css positioning real good.

cheers :)

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echo '<a href="'.$address.'">'.substr($address, 0, 15).'...</a>';

u will need to add somthign to check that it is over 15 chars using strlen to return the value but there's the basics


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