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displaying long text fields gracefully

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Hello, I have a collection of forms that gather data in a questionnaire-like manner.

Many fields are more or less free text, often collected using a textarea.

Modern browsers allow the use to resize the field when more room is needed, fine.

Now in other parts of the application I need to produce reports that display this information and I am wondering how to best do this.

If I use text/textarea items, I must either oversize to support the maximum permitted field length, or risk truncating.

Can someone suggest a way to show all content in a space-efficient way?

Perhaps using some javascript to resize the item according to content,

or if needs be, by calling PL/SQL procedures that should emit HTML to embed in regions...

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