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Internet Explorer Configuration

I use a web browser application that displays data from a SQL database.
Using Internet Explorer 7 or IE 8  for certain fields with a lot of information the data will stretch out wide to the right so I have to scroll over far. However, If I look at the same data in IE 9
there is a vertical grid line displayed that prevents the data from stretching to the right and it will
get moved to the next line.  Is this a specific feature of IE9 or just a setting that I can change in IE 7
or IE 8 as well.  Thanks for an info.
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kevp75Commented:
it's not a setting in IE, it's the way the web page was built.

for that particular column in the table (on the page), you should have your developer, or designer force the width of the cell (<td width="25%"> or <td style="width:25%">)   this will force a specific width of the cell, and the content will always wrap
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Thanks for the info.  Do you have any idea on why it is being displayed differently in IE9?
In IE9 the data will not stretch over to the right, it just moves it to the next line. That is how I want to display it.
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kevp75Commented:
IE9 is a little more lenient with the rendering of HTML than 8 & 7 are.
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Not sure what that means as far as a little more lenient
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jcimarronCommented:
fjkaykr11--IE9 has coding standards somewhat different than IE 7/8--adhering to the W3C standards more closely than earlier versions of IE.
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2011/03/15/microsoft-launches-internet-explorer-9/
"Internet Explorer 9 is built to handle the developing web standard HTML5"

And see the section "Non-standard extensions" in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer

http://social.expression.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/web/thread/8e657308-7a4b-429e-9751-e6b8b4997f41/
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Thanks, that is what I needed.
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jcimarronCommented:
fjkaykr11--You are welcome.
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