my words aint wraping on page?

Posted on 2008-10-31
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
ok basicly usually the text will fit within a given textbox when posted such as on here... but mine is not :S

below i have posted my page where its displayed... and after that the textbox where its added,,,, can any 1 see a reason why the text is just going in a streight line and not starting a new line when it runs out of space?

the output is  via ?php


   $message= BBCode($message);

        <?php echo $message?>
<td height="168" valign='top'><div align="center"><?php echo $getreplies3['author'];?><?php $result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM useronline WHERE(user='".$getreplies3['author']."')");
while($row = mysql_fetch_array( $result )) {
$last_active = time() - $row['timestamp'];
if($last_active < 300) {
   echo '<img src="http://www.runningprofiles.com/images/useron.gif" width="12" height="11" />';
{  echo '<img src="http://www.runningprofiles.com/images/useroff.gif" width="12" height="11" />'; }
  <p align="center">
   $query = "SELECT * FROM users WHERE Username = '".$getreplies3['author']."' LIMIT 1"; 
if ($result = mysql_query($query)){
    if (mysql_num_rows($result)) {
        $array = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);
        $image = $array['image'];
		$postnum = $array['post_count'];
echo "<img src=\"http://www.runningprofiles.com/members/images/mini/$image\" border=\"1\"  />";?><br />
<span class="style7"> Posts: <?php echo $postnum;?> </span>
<p> <?
<td valign='top'>
  <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
      <td width="3%" rowspan="2"><div align="center"><img src="http://www.runningprofiles.com/images/posted.jpg" alt="foot" width="17" height="33" /></div></td>
      <td width="97%"><a href='index.php?page=message&amp;forum=<? echo $forum; ?>&amp;id=<? echo $gettopic3[postid] ?>'><strong>RE: <? echo $gettopic3[title] ?></strong></a></td>
      <td><span class="style7">Replied
          <? $dbtime=$gettopic3['showtime']; $time = date("F j Y, g:i a", $dbtime); ?>
          <?  $dbtime = $gettopic3['lastrepliedto']; 
         $time = date("F j, Y, g:i a", $dbtime); 
// Get current timestamp
$intTime = time();
// Calculate difference
$intDiff = $intTime - $dbtime;
// Check time
      case ($intDiff < 60):
                echo "<strong>Less than a minute ago</strong>";
        case ($intDiff < 3600):
                echo "<strong>Less than an hour ago</strong>";
        case ($intDiff < 7200):
                echo "<strong>One hour ago</strong>";
        case ($intDiff < 10800):
                echo "<strong>Two hours ago</strong>";
		case ($intDiff < 86400):
                echo "<strong>Today</strong>";
		case ($intDiff < 172800):
                echo "<strong>Yesterday</strong>";
               echo $time;
      <td rowspan="3">&nbsp;</td>
      <td><hr color="#CCCCCC" /></td>
      <td align="left" valign="top"><?php
   $message= BBCode($message);
        <?php echo $message?></td>
      <td   align="right" valign="top"><?php 
            include 'editmessage2.php'; 
//Now increase it:
        ; ?></td>

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Question by:runnerjp
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Author Comment

ID: 22851247
here is the textbox the text is written in
<textarea id="inputforum" class="inputforum" name='yourpost' rows='5' cols='40'><?php if(isset($_POST['quote'])) {
                        $quote= $_POST['quote'];
						   $query = "SELECT * FROM forumtutorial_posts where postid=$quote"; 
if ($result = mysql_query($query)){
    if (mysql_num_rows($result)) {
        $array = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);}
[quote] Originally Posted by:<strong><?php echo $array['author'];?></strong>
echo $array['post']; }}?> [/quote]</textarea>

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Expert Comment

ID: 22851381
Try adding this method:
function br2nl($string)
    return preg_replace('/\<br(\s*)?\/?\>/i', "\n", $string);
And use it like: echo br2nl($array['post']);
A textarea needs newlines (\n) for a new line.

Author Comment

ID: 22851421
i think the problem is if a litter is held down for so long e.g hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  like so... how could i stop this?
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Accepted Solution

scrathcyboy earned 1500 total points
ID: 22855231
To answer the FIRST question -- you have put a DIV UNDER A table TD cell.  That is a real NO-NO.

Either remove the DIV and let the table do its thing, which is to wrap text normally as you expect, or else if you MUST keep the DIV for some unknown reason, then remove the entire table structure.  You cannot put a DIV under a TD in a table without generating exactly this kind of problem -- it is bad coding practice.

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