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Text Flow

From: Daniel Todd Currie <lists@los.dtcurrie.net>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 21:03:44 -0400
Message-Id: <AA07A545-D830-485D-8F48-0B1C50D6CFD0@los.dtcurrie.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Apologies if this is a common request, but I haven't seen it  
discussed, and could find no mention of it anywhere in the spec...

Quite frequently (on nearly every page I make), I wish that I could  
make text flow from one div to another.  I suppose this would be a  
logical extension of the overflow property, or perhaps a new text- 
overflow property.  Something like this:

	text-overflow: id(#secondDiv);

This way, the text always flows naturally around the page and yet  
always fills spaces that may be flexible based on viewable area.

Have I explained this clearly?  Is this functionality perhaps already  
available (and I'm thus an idiot)?  Am I an idiot regardless of the  
availability of this functionality?

-- Daniel
Received on Thursday, 6 April 2006 07:20:45 UTC

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