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Fixed table width

From: Michael Ducharme <michael@web-solve.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 15:24:18 -0500 (EST)
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKDKOGLPBKMINBGEPKEFPCDAA.michael@web-solve.net>


I believe I have found a problem (or unpleasant 
behaviour) with HTML tables.  I use a main
layout table in all of my Web sites, to set margins
and control columns of text, etc...

Text in the table wraps nicely within the number 
of pixels that I specify.

BUT... if the table contains a "very long word,"
the text will not wrap.  This makes the whole page 
look bad, as the entire table is pushed wider just
because of a few long URLs.

I noticed this when my marketing reports contained 
referrer addresses for Yahoo.  Yahoo's addresses 
are very long, and different sections are separated 
by underscorers instead of hyphens.

Can HTML be made to wrap on the underscore 


Michael Ducharme

Received on Friday, 7 January 2000 15:25:25 UTC

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