tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

my software

Media

Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album

Videos

Blog

< June 2004 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

HTML formatting and line breaking?

Formatting HTML is often a maddening exercise. Browsers all have their own mind and would refuse your every attempt to size things right. Specifications offer little help here. They are either too vague or too technical. What is completely lacking are test suites and examples.

I ran into a problem where I put a very long string (a URL) in column 1 of a table. Opera and Mozilla treat it as an unbreakable string. Rather than break it down and format it within the column boundary I specified, they expand the column far off the right side of the screen and completely displace column 2. I have exhausted every trick to break the line to format it reasonbly. Then I found an very thorough article Word division in IE about this subject. It even have test results with Opera. Great article but I still don't find answer to my problem.

Finally I resigned by swapping column 1 and column 2. This seems quite satisfactory since the later part of the long string is as interesting.

2004.06.29 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed (31 Aug 2015)

 

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote (31 Aug 2015)

 

Rare hurricane hits Cape Verde (31 Aug 2015)

 

Merkel warns of 'failure' on migrants (31 Aug 2015)

 

Bangkok police claim bomber hunt reward (31 Aug 2015)

 

Obama to appear on Bear Grylls show (31 Aug 2015)

 

Taliban admit Mullah Omar death silence (31 Aug 2015)

 

US considers Guantanamo closure options (31 Aug 2015)

 

Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos' (31 Aug 2015)

 

India lifts ban on Jain fast to death (31 Aug 2015)

more »

 

Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters

 

World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light (2015-08-31T22:53:00+00:00)

 

How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution In China (2015-08-31T22:09:00+00:00)

 

Netflix Is Becoming Just Another TV Channel (2015-08-31T21:25:00+00:00)

 

The Long Reach of Windows 95 (2015-08-31T20:42:00+00:00)

 

3 Category 4 Hurricanes Develop In the Pacific At Once For the First Time (2015-08-31T20:00:00+00:00)

 

The Most Important Obscure Languages? (2015-08-31T19:17:00+00:00)

 

Book Review: Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways To Write Better Python (2015-08-31T18:34:00+00:00)

 

Cities Wasting Millions of Taxpayer's Money In Failed IoT Pilots (2015-08-31T17:51:00+00:00)

more »

 

TechPsychic Tech Rumors and Invented News

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Google’s new Wi-Fi router sleek, but has a few hiccups (31 Aug 2015)

 

Fans rule at StubHub office in San Francisco’s SoMa (30 Aug 2015)

 

Would SF Prop. F spur Airbnb suits, with neighbor suing neighbor? (30 Aug 2015)

 

Best Bluetooth headphones of 2015 (30 Aug 2015)

 

VMworld kicks off at Moscone; will VMware appease the faithful? (29 Aug 2015)

 

Daily Briefing, Aug. 30 (29 Aug 2015)

more »

 

Asia Times Online

 

China ramps up charges against Zhou (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

'100 dead' in Myanmar fighting (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Tunisian president vows no mercy (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

SPENGLER Israel's 'referendum' on 'two-state solution' (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Russia, S Ossetia sign 'integration' pact (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

US military plunges Aquino into crisis (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Rahmon celebrates Tajik democracy (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

THE BEAR'S LAIR Being old in 2040 no fun (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

China grant boosts Nepal ties (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2015-Aug-31 16:00