On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 06:23:45 -0500 "Nan Harbison" <nan at nanharbison.com> wrote: > Is the data from the 'long and unimportant table cells' coming from a > database, and is it text? Yes:) > If so, you could only grab as much as will > fit into the table cell. > Nan The problem being not sure of how wide the cell should be, from the server side. Also not sure about user's choice of font size and typeface from server end. However this can be workaround-ed, it only takes some time, so your solution is the best one if I cannot solve it on CSS level.