about me


my software


Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album



< June 2004 >
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112

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


Nato warns Russia on Syria strikes (05 Oct 2015)


More than 60 killed in Iraq bombings (05 Oct 2015)


Air France execs chased from jobs talks (05 Oct 2015)


Clinton unveils new gun law plan (05 Oct 2015)


Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed (05 Oct 2015)


American Airlines pilot dies on flight (05 Oct 2015)


Botswana cheetah Legolas killed (05 Oct 2015)


Pistorius 'must remain in jail' (05 Oct 2015)


GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones' (05 Oct 2015)


Palestinians killed in W Bank clashes (05 Oct 2015)

more »


Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters


DNA Vaccine Sterilizes Mice, Could Lead To One-Shot Birth Control For Cats, Dogs (2015-10-05T22:49:00+00:00)


What Non-Geeks Hate About the Big Bang Theory (2015-10-05T22:06:00+00:00)


Ask Slashdot: What Is Your Most Awesome Hardware Hack? (2015-10-05T21:23:00+00:00)


Linux Kernel Dev Sarah Sharp Quits, Citing 'Brutal' Communications Style (2015-10-05T20:41:00+00:00)


CodeWeavers To Release CrossOver For Android To Run Windows Programs (2015-10-05T19:58:00+00:00)


On-Chip Liquid Cooling Permits Smaller Devices With No Heatsinks Or Fans (2015-10-05T19:15:00+00:00)


Twitter Shuts Down JSON API and Names New CEO (2015-10-05T18:32:00+00:00)


Sensor Network Makes Life Easier For Japan's Aging Rice Farmers (2015-10-05T17:50:00+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)


Jack Dorsey is CEO of Twitter once again (5 Oct 2015)


Google chases streaming crowd with sprightlier Chromecast (4 Oct 2015)


Best smartphones for selfies (4 Oct 2015)


Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but low raises (4 Oct 2015)


Strike, protests could happen for tech bus drivers, union warns (4 Oct 2015)


40% of Millennials pay for print, online news (3 Oct 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-Oct-05 16:00