frosty frosty - 1 month ago 7
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?



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

<table>

<tr>
<td>
<div> hellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohellohello </div>
</td>
</tr>

</table>




Answer

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

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/table-layout