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Re: ::overflow pseudo element

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 11:24:48 -0400
Message-ID: <410-220045110152448406@mindspring.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren (fora)" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org




> [Original Message]
> From: Anne van Kesteren (fora) <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
> To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
> Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> Date: 5/10/2004 10:29:57 AM
> Subject: Re: ::overflow pseudo element
>
>
> >>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.)

Might  be better to tie this into the generated content module
than to create a new pseudo-element

overflow: move-to(<identifier>)

Acts the same as hidden except that the "content that doesn't fit"
is made pending as if the 'move-to' property was used on it.
Received on Monday, 10 May 2004 11:25:13 GMT

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