KNOWN ISSUE: Table render issue in Chrome and Internet Explorer

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  1. cornwall_UK profile image71
    cornwall_UKposted 9 years ago

    I've only just noticed, so will have to check all my hubs, but the new, narrower, version on Hubpages is making my tables look daft.  The floating portion goes completely over the top of the right hand side.

    It never used to be like that.

    It seems that "narrow tables only" will have to be the order of the day.

    This is the hub I am about to remove the table from entirely as it's the quickest way to "fix" it. … in-Newquay

    1. LCDWriter profile image90
      LCDWriterposted 9 years ago

      That is strange.  And it looked okay earlier?  I use tables a lot.  I'm going to check mine.  Have you tried breaking up that one long URL?  It might fix it....

    2. Victoria Lynn profile image90
      Victoria Lynnposted 9 years ago

      That's odd. Mine always adjust to fit the page. I haven't noticed anything like this. Hmmmm . . . .

    3. cornwall_UK profile image71
      cornwall_UKposted 9 years ago

      Yes, it used to look OK, when the available page was wider. Now the page margins are so huge it doesn't fit.  I'd have never published it in the first instance looking like that.

      Yes I could break up the url, or remove the column.... instead I will remove the table and information and put it elsewhere.

    4. LCDWriter profile image90
      LCDWriterposted 9 years ago

      From what I can tell so far my tables look the same.  That is strange.

      1. NateB11 profile image89
        NateB11posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, my tables are fine too.

    5. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

      It probably depends on the number of columns, whether the table was able to adjust down to the new size or not.

    6. Robin profile image91
      Robinposted 9 years ago

      If you type in "Command +" or "Command -" does it fix the problem?  Sometimes increasing or decreasing the size fixes the problem.  If you post a link we can all see if we are seeing the same issue.  smile

      1. cornwall_UK profile image71
        cornwall_UKposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I did post a link, it's here: … in-Newquay

        And I've left it "as is" for now, so the problem can be seen.

        Me doing Command + or - would only make it appear differently on my screen, not my readers' screens.

        It seems to be OK in Firefox, not OK in Chrome.

        1. LCDWriter profile image90
          LCDWriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Before you delete it, see if you can just break up that one long URL---they make the formatting funny for textboxes and for tables.

        2. LCDWriter profile image90
          LCDWriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Don't know if you can see this but I tested the table breaking up that long url and it fixes it.

          1. LCDWriter profile image90
            LCDWriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I just put a space after .com so that the table knows to wrap the text.

        3. Matthew Meyer profile image75
          Matthew Meyerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I have tested and reproduced the formatting bug in Chrome 28 and Internet Explorer 10.
          As you observed, it does not appear to affect Firefox, nor Opera.
          I have forwarded this to our engineering team so it can be addressed.
          Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

    7. cornwall_UK profile image71
      cornwall_UKposted 9 years ago

      I'll still remove the table, the info's a bit out of date and the list is too long to be useful ... and I've got a new home for the info.

      But I do need to look at other hubs - and think twice about future tables.

      I did it like that as I didn't want to provide outbound links from  my hubs unnecessarily.... and it used to always look fine, until they reduced the width of hubs.

    8. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 9 years ago

      We have the same problem in this excellent hub about chickens - … h-Problems

    9. cornwall_UK profile image71
      cornwall_UKposted 9 years ago

      Yes, the chickens have the same problem. 

      I'm happy to remove my table as it doesn't look right and doesn't really add much to the hub - and I've got a "new home" for my list (due to falling traffic I've no urgency to make it right here).

      So, it's not just me then smile
      And it's not just long character strings.

    10. Glenn Stok profile image96
      Glenn Stokposted 9 years ago

      The problem has been addressed by LCDWriter above. But maybe I can add some understanding to this. Tables always try to automatically adjust column width.  But it's limited by two thingsā€¦

      (1) Too many columns and it will overflow anyway, as in IzzyM's example.

      (2) Width of columns adjusts by wrapping the text. But if you have a long string of characters (such as that URL you have in your table) then it can't wrap. It will, instead, widen the column to hold the long character string in one line.

      Now with HP's narrower Hub width, this problem is more noticeable.

      One solution is for HubPages to change the code so that long strings will be concatenated so that the column does not widen so much as to push the right side off the displayed area.

      But that's not a viable solution. I am sure no one wants text to be hidden. I suggest the best solution is the pay attention to text length when constructing tables, and break up long strings with spaces.

      As for that long URL in your example, replace it with something short. Forget about using full URL's anyway, since URL's are not clickable in table capsules (unless HP changes that in the future and adds the ability to make hyperlinks in tables).

      So the only viable solution (presently) is to shorten the URL into something else, and do away with displaying URLs in tables.

      1. LCDWriter profile image90
        LCDWriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Very detailed and easy-to-follow explanation, as usual, Glen Stok!

        1. Glenn Stok profile image96
          Glenn Stokposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. smile

    11. Robin profile image91
      Robinposted 9 years ago

      Good morning!  We talked to our engineers about the issue, and it's quite a feat to fix the problem.  Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to work on it right now.  Both Glen and LCDWriter had great suggestions.  You could also include a tinyurl to shorten your long urls.  Sorry about the inconvenience!


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