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   Iam Using a table which is flooded with data from a database, now when there is to much data ,the table's width keeps expanding accordingly ,now I want the width to be fixed no matter how much data come ,the height should expand rather than the width.How do I do It?

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This is a most annoying problem...

The table's width may be set with a style attribute:
e.g. <table style='width: 200px'> each cell may also be set with the same attribute. Don't forget to include the unit of measurement, like 'px' because Mozilla in some cases will ignore the attribute all together if it is left off. The width attribute may also be specified in percentage.. style='width: 100%' or in other units of measurement like centimeters, or inches.

Also, if you have a long word in which the unbroken character width of the string is longer than that of the cell the browser will also ignore the attribute and force it to spread. For instance: 'asodifaoisdfadspofijapjd' when inserted into a cell and longer than the cell's width will cause it to be wider than the specified width.

http://www.w3c.org/TR/CSS1#width

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To overcome the long word problem you could try:
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style="word-wrap: break-word;"
as well as the width style.
I think this is IE only though.

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