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word wrappping

Posted on 2002-04-08
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i have a list box using select tag. in the style attribute i have give style="word-wrap:text-break" however, the contents do not break to the next line. hence i am unable to see the item if the text is too long. what should i do?
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Question by:champs
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http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/tagpages/o/option.htm
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/dhtmlrefs.asp

CSS supported for the OPTION element are only background-color and color.

Hence, the word-break attribute will not work for the option element.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Avner is absolutely correct.  If you need full display of the options, either use a wider selecet of use an element type that will wrap the text.

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by:DreamMaster
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Exactly...

When using selects, just make sure that your texts are short and descriptive so they fit into your design.

Stylesheets on selects will first of all not work in Netscape at all...second of all as avner stated...are only limited in their support in Internet Explorer as well.

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