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Breaking long links

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hi,
I'm looking for a way to break long links in my page into multiple lines as currently the page gets skewed because of them. It doesn't look like HTML supports this - I tested the <pre> tag but it only seems to affect strings that contain whitespaces. Is there any way to achieve that so that it works in all these browsers: IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera?

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If they are hard coded you could use a service like tinyurl I guess

http://tinyurl.com/
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You could have the link call a javascript function to load the url based on the link ID, or some such thing.

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You could also try detecting the length of the url string using ASP.NET and formatting it so it displays something like this:
<a href="http://www.google.com/some/web/site/index.aspx">http://www.google.com/.../index.aspx</a>

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Karai_17: I like your solution most so far. tinyurl is not what I'm looking for. Link id seems like a  complicated idea.

Actually now I have realised that I would need this functionality not only for links, but also for simply long words. I could detect long words with ASP.NET and if they're over a certain length, I could insert a new line after that position.

Any other ideas?
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