[thelist] cannot set overflow for <td>, is wrapping content in <td> with another element the only way?
nan at nanharbison.com
Mon Feb 18 05:23:45 CST 2008
Is the data from the 'long and unimportant table cells' coming from a
database, and is it text? If so, you could only grab as much as will fit
into the table cell.
it turns out that it's not possible to set overflow for table cells (<td>
and <th>), as I did a lot of experiments and read various forum discussions
about it, e.g.:
The problem is I am working on a complicated web application, I need the
content in the table cells to be "overflow: hidden" otherwise several very
long (and unimportant) table cells would change the table arrangement and
break a lot other things. Placing a <div> inside the table cells and define
overflow style on that <div> can solve the problem by breaking a whole lot
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