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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL:FO - How to wrap non-word strings in table cells?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 18:41:39 -0400

At 2003-10-01 17:45 -0400, Jon Allen wrote:
I have long non-word string values in a table that are running off the page.
Most of these values contain no spaces at all.
I would like them to wrap to the next line in the same cell, without inserting a hyphen or other character.

If you insert the zero-width space character (using &#x200b; or &#8203;) periodically through the string, then it will break at this character where necessary and any others where it is not necessary will not be seen.


I used this in very long URL strings, adding this character after every slash. Where it isn't needed it isn't seen and where there needs to be a break it happens right after the slash.

It is a very clean approach, visually.

I hope this helps.

..................... Ken

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