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Q&A Tables break words in first column

Not necessarily the first column, but there's something wonky in that one: X Element Description . hydrogen Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent...

posted 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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#6: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-06T21:29:48Z (3 months ago)
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *presence* of a long value -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • --
  • What if the long column isn't the last one?
  • | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *presence* of a long value -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • --
  • What if the long column isn't the last one?
  • | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
  • Does it happen to multiple columns?
  • | Element | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
#5: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-06T21:27:29Z (3 months ago)
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *last* column -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • --
  • What if the long column isn't the last one?
  • | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *presence* of a long value -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • --
  • What if the long column isn't the last one?
  • | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
#4: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-06T21:26:36Z (3 months ago)
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *last* column -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *last* column -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • --
  • What if the long column isn't the last one?
  • | Element | Description | X |
  • |---------|-------------|---|
  • | hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |.|
  • | helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |-|
  • | lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |?|
#3: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-05T22:30:41Z (3 months ago)
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • --
  • It looks like it's related to the *last* column -- if it's long enough to wrap, things get wonky:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |-| helium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
  • |?| lithium | 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 123456789 |
#2: Post edited by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-05T21:59:17Z (3 months ago)
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one).
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
  • Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:
  • | X | Element | Description |
  • |---|---------|-------------|
  • |.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
  • |-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
  • |?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |
  • (This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)
  • I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one). (See this [scratch post on the dev server](https://a.dev.codidact.org/posts/677) where I'm playing with this; feel free to try stuff there.)
  • I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Monica Cellio‭ · 2024-03-05T21:57:43Z (3 months ago)
Not necessarily the *first* column, but there's something wonky in that one:

| X | Element | Description |
|---|---------|-------------|
|.| hydrogen | Fusce molestie nibh id tellus semper, at porta nisi rhoncus. Praesent malesuada odio a fringilla sollicitudin. |
|-| helium | Curabitur malesuada sapien nec dui varius porttitor. Quisque aliquet finibus posuere. |
|?| lithium | Quisque lacus massa, vulputate a purus non, cursus porta leo. Ut tempus odio vel lorem ornare pharetra. |

(This also looks fine in the preview, like the one in the question does.)

I also tried making the name of the (now) second column *longer* (Element Element), and that had normal layout (it wrapped between the words, not in the middle of one).

I'm posting this as a progress report, and also to solicit more broken examples.