Carpet Carpet - 1 month ago 12
CSS Question

word-wrap does not work in IE

Word-wrap as follows:

/* The Breakage of Too Long Words */

div.break_word {
width: 690px;
word-wrap: break-word;
}


does wrap the word for the following table, but it also keeps the table stretched:

I used it in this portion of the table:

<!-- The Contribution Description -->
<tr>
<td colspan="3"><div class="break_word"><p><?php echo $contribution_description; ?></p></div></td>
</tr>

<!-- The Separation Line -->
<tr>
<td colspan="3"></td>
</tr>

<!-- The Contribution -->
<tr>
<td colspan="3"><pre><div class="break_word"><?php echo $contribution; ?></div></pre></td>
</tr>

</table>


Does it keep it stretched, because it is overall a table and not a div? Or for which reason does it not stretch back, because the word is indeed wrapped.

Answer

As word-wrap is a CSS3 property, it is only supported by IE9 and higher. For IE8 try

-ms-word-wrap

So try

div.break_word {
    width: 690px;
    word-wrap: break-word;
    -ms-word-wrap: break-word;
}

Hope this helps.

Update

It seems that even if you use -ms-word-wrap in IE7, it defaults the white-space: nowrap; which then overrides the word-wrap property.

Once again a IE hack is required. Try adding this for IE7.

white-space: normal; 
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