[thelist] Opposite of nowrap

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Wed Dec 17 10:09:21 CST 2003


‌ ‌ "zero width non-joiner"

    "thin space"

HTML also includes the POORLY SUPPORTED ­ character, which some 
browsers treat as an "optional hyphen" (allows the word to break there 
and shows a hyphen _if_ it does), and others treat as a regular hyphen 
(always displays as a hyphen).  Because of the inconsistent support, 
(caused largely by the fact that there is no real consensus as to how 
this _should_ display), ­ should probably not be used.


On Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at 08:53  AM, Diane Soini wrote:

> There are various methods to specify a nowrap property on text. Is 
> there the opposite? I have a form that retrieves results and sometimes 
> there are things like URLs that are way too long for the space and it 
> breaks the layout. I'd like the text to break anywhere it needs to so 
> it will fit. Or at the very least, specify it's ok to break on other 
> non-letter characters besides the hyphen.
> I tried using javascript to add "\n" as needed, but that effort was 
> iffy. Maybe there is some better javascript already written, or a CSS 
> or HTML property I haven't heard of?
> And no, something like tinyurl isn't an option. It isn't always URLs 
> for one thing.
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