frosty frosty - 1 year ago 87
CSS Question

Setting the maximum width of a table

I'm trying to set the maximum width of a table, but it doesn't seem to be working. If a word inside the table is too long, it automatically expands the width of the table. How do I stop that from happening, and instead have the word that's too long go to the next line?

table {
max-width: 300px;
table,td {
border: 1px solid red;
div {
border: 1px solid blue;
word-wrap: break-word;


<div> hellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohello </div>


Answer Source

If you want to make your max-width to work, you need to set the CSS property table-layout: fixed; on the table

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