If you copy-and-paste the contents of an HTML table into a text editor or Excel, it "does the right thing". This is a useful feature. What happens, though, if you want a column to appear in the copy-and-pasted copy, but not actually take up space on the screen? For instance, sometimes you might want to output the URL for a link in addition to the anchor text, and you want the URL for the link in a separate column. Sure, you can generate a report in CSV format, but the following trick can be bolted onto existing tables. Here's the HTML and CSS: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>Hacking Cut-and-Paste</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"></meta> <style type="text/css"> /* * The "cutandpaste" class makes
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