WordWrap/Overflow CSS solution

Hi,

I need a CSS class that can wrap spaceless (if at all the dictionaries permit!) lines nicely, without showing a horizontal scroll bar.

For example a line like this:
jhkjghjkhjhh.jkhksjhgjsdhgkh.gjksdhgjksdhgkh.gjksdhgkjhsdgkjhgdjshgsdhgdshgkhdsghdjshdjhgghjhgghdsgkjsdhgdshgjhgkjsdhgdshghdskjghdskjgh

floats across the screen when "overflow" attrib is not specified. If set to "scroll" the horizontal scroll bar appears. Is there a better solution?
csgp_1412Asked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
mudbuggleConnect With a Mentor Commented:
here you go this should work. let me know if you run into any snags
<html>
<head>
<style>
div{
	width :100px;
	height : 100px;
	word-break : break-all;
	overflow : auto;
}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
function breakword(obj,cc)
{
	var el = document.getElementById(obj);
	var str = el.innerHTML;
	var end = str.length;
	var count = end / cc;
	var newstr = '';
	var i = 0;
	for(i=0;i<count;i++)
	{
		var start = cc * i;
		var stop = (cc * i) + cc;
		var buffer = '';
		buffer = str.substring(start,stop) + '<wbr>';
		newstr = newstr + buffer;
	}
	el.innerHTML = newstr;
}
 
</script>
</head> 
<!--- The breakword function must be run in the bodies onload to work properly --->
<!--- The breakword function can be applied to multiple text elements --->
<!--- To apply it to an element use the following syntax. breakword('element_id',amount of characters before break) --->
<!--- The one listed below will look for an element with an id equal to break and will insert word breaks every 10 characters --->
<body onload="breakword('break',10);">
	<div id="break">abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz_abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz_abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz_abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Open in new window

0
 
mudbuggleCommented:
check out this:
http://www.css3.com/css-word-break/ (browser compatability is listed in the comments)

check out the example below: (I am attempting to find a solution for FF functionality)
<html>
<head>
<style>
div{
	width :100px;
	height : 100px;
	word-break : break-all;
	overflow : auto;
}
</style>
</head> 
<body>
	<div>fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Open in new window

0
 
csgp_1412Author Commented:
Well, FireFox is the one for which I need expert help :)
0
What Kind of Coding Program is Right for You?

There are many ways to learn to code these days. From coding bootcamps like Flatiron School to online courses to totally free beginner resources. The best way to learn to code depends on many factors, but the most important one is you. See what course is best for you.

 
mudbuggleCommented:
0
 
mudbuggleCommented:
after a bit of research it appears the only solution appears to be javascript.
0
 
csgp_1412Author Commented:
Ok. But how?
0
 
mudbuggleCommented:
I am working on some code for you.
0
 
csgp_1412Author Commented:
Oh. Thanks a lot. That'll be great.
0
 
csgp_1412Author Commented:
Thanks a lot, we will try this out.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.