I am appending content to a cell in a table with jQuery. The problem is that I am not controlling how many lines of text get in there, so the cell might stretch and thus stretch the row and the neighboring cells. I tried to add: "overflow:auto;" to the style attribute of the table cell, but that didn't help. Is there a way to add to the cell and make the content of it scrollable if the content would otherwise overflow? Or will I have to calculate how many lines go in there and append only that?