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Posted on 2004-09-17
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I have some long text that is breaking my css layout.  How can I make it wrap when it gets to the right side of its box NO MATTER WHAT?  I've tried using vbscript (asp) to insert line breaks every 100 characters, but that's not working so well.  I could use JavaScript.  The ideal solution would be a css property or something.   Thanks!

Here's an example (gotta love the line art)
The 3 column css layout
------------------
|    |        |     |
|    |        |     |
|    |        |     |
|    |        |     |
------------------

With long text:
------------------
|    |BREAK!
|    |        ____
|    |        |     |
|    |        |     |
-----         |     |
                -----
------------------
   
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Zyloch earned 125 total points
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Hi dbMe,

For CSS, there's the IE-only word-wrap:

word-wrap:break-word;

The only other way with Mozilla and NS, for instance, is to use a Javascript or a server-side. I know that PHP has a wordwrap function but I don't know about ASP.

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:dbMe
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THAT IS BEAUTIFUL.
Thank you kindly.  How could I do this in JS (in the event that I have do do this for a non-native IE crowd)?
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by:Zyloch
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Anything like that will be a little hackish I'm afraid and somewhat estimatable.

You'll probably need to estimate the amount of characters per line, and you'd have to give a fixed font size, like 12pt or something so the user can't change it.

var hl=75;   //say there's 75 characters per line.

function breakWord(wrd) {
   var wrdArray=new Array;
   for (var i=0;i<Math.ceil(wrd.length/75);i++) {
      wrdArray[i]=wrd.substr(75*i,75*(i+1));
   }
   return wrdArray;
}
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Thanks a lot.  I also found this link on ASP101.com: http://www.asp101.com/samples/viewasp.asp?file=wordwrap.asp.  It looks like it'll do the trick, although I think you're right, anything like that would be a little hackish.
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That was an easy one eh?
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by:Zyloch
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Hopefully, things like these will be fixed in the future, well, glad to help ;)
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Somewhat :)
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