block of text method to make "..."

What action view method turns this:

asdf asdf aslkj flkjasdfljf lkasdf
asdlfkjsd flkajsdf ldkffljasf aslkfj
asldfkjasdf nlfkajlskf lasdfkjaslfdj
asl;fkaslf asdlfsalf

Into this:

asdf asdf aslkj flkjasdfljf lkasdf ...

Thanks!

jko170 wrote:

What action view method turns this:

asdf asdf aslkj flkjasdfljf lkasdf
asdlfkjsd flkajsdf ldkffljasf aslkfj
asldfkjasdf nlfkajlskf lasdfkjaslfdj
asl;fkaslf asdlfsalf

Into this:

asdf asdf aslkj flkjasdfljf lkasdf ...

Browsers do that these days:

http://www.google.com/search?q=css+overflow+ellipses

Wouldn’t that only work on IE?

Nathan

truncate does this, but i does not split by word, only by No. of
Characters:
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Helpers/TextHelper.html#M000615

if you need it p split at word boundaries, have a look at this code
snippet, you can use it as a custom Helper Method:
http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/804

Thanks for that snippit. I have been wanting to figure out how to do this and have been just too lazy to do it.