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Problem with hyphen in email address

by billyk53 / April 12, 2008 1:00 AM PDT

On my site, IE browser splits email addresses containing a hyphen into three lines
e.g. some-email@email.com displays as

some

-

email@email.com

How do I stop this from happening

For example, on this page

http://www.estateagentsespana.com/costablanca/javea_estate_agents_01.htm

scroll down to the entry for Guiliano Villas and you will see the email address is broken into three lines. It displays ok in Firefox but not in IE

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Re: wrong display in IE
by Kees Bakker / April 12, 2008 5:13 AM PDT

This is the code for the whole info-block:

<div class="basic bas1"><div class="basicname">
Giuliano Villas S.L. </div>
<div class="basictel"> 966 470 865 </div>
<div class="basicaddress">
Av de Libertad 34, Edf Arenal 80 Loc 3, 03730 Javea
<br>
<div class="webad"> giuliano-villas.com </div>
<div class="email"> info@giuliano-villas.com </div>
</div> </div>


Please share the appropiate part of your css. That's at least the style you defined for the email class.

Kees

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CSS
by billyk53 / April 13, 2008 9:45 PM PDT

The CSS is as follows

.basic {
position: relative;
float: left;
width: 98%;
margin:0;
font-weight: bold;
padding-left: 1em;
}

.basicname {
position: relative;
float: left;
width: 49%;
font-size: 1.1em;
}

.basictel {
position: relative;
float: left;
width: 15%;
}


.basicemail {
position: relative;
float: right;
/*width: 10%;*/
font-size: 90%;
height: 10px;
width: 25px;
padding-top: 0.2em;
padding-right: 0.2em;
margin: 0.2em;
text-align: center;
}

.basicemail a img{border: .04em solid blue;}

.bas1 {
background-color: #D4D4D4;
}

.basicaddress {
width: 95%;
text-align: left;
font-weight: normal;
}

.webad
{
float: left;
width: 45%;
}

Note that I do not think this is a space-allocation problem because it displays properly in Firefox.

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Re:CSS
by Kees Bakker / April 13, 2008 9:53 PM PDT
In reply to: CSS

The emailaddress is the only one that has a width in pixels. And 25 isn't really much for an emailaddress. Apparently Firefox doesn't mind at all, while IE uses the dash as a hyphenation character.

It's arguable which one is the more correct. It might be part of the freedom an 'agent' has according to the w3c-specs. I didn't research that.

Try changing 25 in 250 and see if that makes a difference.

Kees

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