Word-wrap in an HTML table


I've been using word-wrap: break-word to wrap text in divs and spans. However, it doesn't seem to work in table cells. I have a table set to width:100%, with one row and two columns. Text in columns, although styled with the above word-wrap, doesn't wrap. It causes the text to go past the bounds of the cell. This happens on Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Here's what the source looks like:

td {
  border: 1px solid;
}
<table style="width: 100%;">
  <tr>
    <td>
      <div style="word-wrap: break-word;">
        Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong word
      </div>
    </td>
    <td><span style="display: inline;">Short word</span></td>
  </tr>
</table>

The long word above is larger than the bounds of my page, but it doesn't break with the above HTML. I've tried the suggestions below of adding text-wrap:suppress and text-wrap:normal, but neither helped.


Answers:


The following works for me in Internet Explorer. Note the addition of the table-layout:fixed CSS attribute

td {
  border: 1px solid;
}
<table style="table-layout: fixed; width: 100%">
  <tr>
    <td style="word-wrap: break-word">
      LongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongLongWord
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>