[thelist] Opposite of nowrap

Kristof Neirynck k.neirynck at belgacom.net
Wed Dec 17 12:52:23 CST 2003

Stephen Rider wrote:

> Possibilities:
> ‌ ‌ "zero width non-joiner"
>     "thin space"
> HTML also includes the POORLY SUPPORTED ­ character, which some 

None of these are very well supported I'm afraid.
I would go for:
<abbr title="the very long piece of text">the very...</abbr>
Or for msie... [sigh]
title="the very long piece of text"><span class="abbr"
title="the very long piece of text">the very...</span></abbr>

or something like nicetitles

Or even put your information in a <input type="text">
You could style its width and it would remain selectable.

Or put it in a span and style it with overflow hidden.

I guess I drunk one too many coffees.


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