jquery errorPlacement

I am trying to do a jquery validation and place the error message next to the field. Currently it goes after the field. I am using a table structure. So it goes in the same cell as a form element. What I want to do is may be creating a separate cell


 errorPlacement: function(error, element) {

   				if (element.attr('type') === 'radio') {
			      error.insertAfter(
          		  element.siblings('input[type="radio"][name="' + element.attr('name') + '"]:last'));
   				}else {
			      error.insertAfter(element);
   				}


<td>
<input id="firstname" class="error" type="text" required="" value="" name="firstname" maxlength="50" size="20">
<div class="error" htmlfor="firstname" generated="true">Please enter the First Name.</div>
</td> 

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
use a span instead a div line 13
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
That is better but now the error messages does not wrap if they exceed the length they are going to a different line. can i specify the width.

here is my css

#register span.error {
 	background: none repeat scroll 0 0 red;
    border: 2px solid #fff;
    border-radius: 7px;
    box-shadow: 12px 0 7px #000;
    color: #fff;
    margin: 0;
    opacity: 0.7;
    padding: 5px 10px;
    /*position: absolute;*/
    right: -60px;
    top: -92px;
}
#register span.error:before {

position:absolute;
bottom:-36px;
height:36px;
}

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
no, but you can give it more width with it's parent, so change the width of its parent container
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