page using jquery.shorten.js is refreshing

I have a html page showing multi rows of data using jquery.shorten.js.
In firefox it shows the uncompressed rows initially and then it shows the compressed version (kind of looks like refreshing the page)

    <script type="text/javascript" src="images/crm/jquery.shorten.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ $(".comment-
    small").shorten({showChars: 100});});</script>

The 100 rows show up like as below

    <div class="comment-small">My data in row1 ............................. </div>
    <div class="comment-small">My data in row2 ............................. </div>

How can we avoid this refresh please?
G JAsked:
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
add this CSS :
<style>
.comment-small {
    display:none;
}
</style>

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and unhide after :
$(".comment-small").shorten({
    moreText: 'read more'
});
$(".comment-small").show(); // here we unhide

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G JAuthor Commented:
It still does the refresh though.
Only difference is, earlier it used to show the uncompressed text and then  refreshed and showed the compressed text with "read more" at the end.
Now it shows nothing first and then refreshes and shows the compressed text with "read more" at the end.
leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
could you provide a link to see that in live?
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G JAuthor Commented:
My stuff is inside the firewall. I think I see where the problem could be though.
The page (http://example.com/page2) if run directly does not refresh.

But the page is currently called from a tab2(gave the code below)  THEN it refreshes.
Do you know why please?


<div id="tab1">
  <ul>
    <li><a href="http://example.com/page1">Tab1</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://example.com/page2">Tab2</a></li>
  </ul>
</div>
<script>$("#tab1").tabs({active:1});</script>
G JAuthor Commented:
The above uses ui tabs from jquery-ui.js .
leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
sorry wrong post
G JAuthor Commented:
That's ok. I looked at your post and was wondering.
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