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Re: ::overflow pseudo element

From: Anne van Kesteren (fora) <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 16:28:32 +0200
Message-ID: <409F9190.4060306@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

>>Ok, the proposal. '::overflow' can be used as an element, which can be
>>positioned independently. All the text that doesn't fit in the box will
>>go to this pseudo-element when a special value for 'overflow' (the
>>/property/) has been set.
> Define "text that doesn't fit".

This is probably the hardest part for the UA, one of the reasons it 
might not be possible (but I could be mistaken).

"text that doesn't fit" means all the lines of text that don't fit 
completely within the specified 'height' and 'width' of the box, with 
their specified 'font-size', 'line-height' combination.

(I'm not sure if the breaks the current 'overflow' mechanism.)

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 10 May 2004 10:29:43 UTC

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