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WordWrap/Overflow CSS solution

Posted on 2009-06-27
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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?
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by:mudbuggle
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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>

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by:csgp_1412
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Well, FireFox is the one for which I need expert help :)
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by:mudbuggle
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after a bit of research it appears the only solution appears to be javascript.
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by:csgp_1412
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Ok. But how?
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by:mudbuggle
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I am working on some code for you.
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Oh. Thanks a lot. That'll be great.
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mudbuggle earned 500 total points
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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>

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Thanks a lot, we will try this out.
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