Limit the width of an html dropdown menu

Subject: Limit the width of an html dropdown menu
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 07:56:27 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, guys...

I'm using an intranet page to allow users to access a list of PDF
reports using an HTML dropdown list. There could end up being
hundreds of reports, but that isn't the problem.

The problem is that a dropdown list will expand width-wise to the
width of the longest entry on the list. Some of these reports have
very long titles and I end up with a very wide dropdown box.

I searched for a parameter that will allow me to specify the width
and all I can find is a setting that tells how many lines to display,
not to limit the width.

Anything defined for that?


John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
"How to be happy in life: Never impose your beliefs
on anyone else and never fry bacon in the nude."
-- Anon
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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