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String Manipulation - Issue in showing long unterminated user entry into 2 lines on IE7.

I am grabbing a val from the jsp input hidden tag.
and taking its value thru the Id.

I have to break the line at 30 characters when the value is returned.

Doing all this in JQuery  DOM ready...

var chkIfStd = $('#chkIfStd').val(); // check for standard
      if(!chkIfStd ){

There is a method which wraps the text (written by somebody)

function wrapText(strng) {
      var strLength = strng.length;
      var maximum = 30;
      var myString;
      if (strLength > maximum) {
            myString = myString.substring(0,maximum)+'<br />'+myString.substring(max);
      return myString;

Tried using word break in css too but nothing helped, looks like I am not using it right...the function works fine at other places, or may be I need a Regex. (starting with character and not a number or any special character in the string).

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Terry Woods

I can provide you with a regex pattern if it turns out to be the best way - I'm not exactly clear about what you want done with it though, as you seem to be requesting both line breaking and matching a value "starting with character and not a number or any special character in the string".

A pattern for validating a value "starting with character and not a number or any special character in the string" might be:
^[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z ]*$
which considers anything other than a letter or space to be a special character.

I've interpreted that requirement as:
"starting with character, and not a number or any special character in the string"
rather than:
"starting with character and not a number, or any special character in the string"

Your regex is fine, I got it.

Now I need help on breaking a long unterminated string rendering in the IE7. If you can do that its much appreciated.

Terry Woods

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I tried your suggested, not getting it right.

Are you aware of this in JS, the one given below is a PHP wordwrap


$mystring = wordwrap($string,30,"<br>",true);

I mean the method/api for wordwrap.
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I used something like this..

var idName = $('#myIdLink').text();
$('#myIdLink').html(idName.substring(0, 30)+"<br>"+idName.substring(35, idName.length) );

But your idea was great.

Thanks for your help..