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Re: Proposal: font-size: auto

From: Windy Road <tom@windyroad.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:17:34 +1000
Message-ID: <746049190706110517p3e4a4855jc08f9205236c5e7f@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi,

I mentioned the proposal on the webkit-dev mailing list and there was
similar confusion about meaning/purpose of "font-size: auto".  Instead, what
do you think about  adding a new property  "line-length".

"line-length" could be used to specify the number of characters to display
for each line of the element, scaling the font to fit the line length within
the padded width of the element.

For example.

some-element {
  line-length: 25em;
  width: 500px;
  padding: 0px;
}

This would result in a font-size of 20px.

some-element {
  line-length: 50em;
  width: 500px;
  padding: 0px;
}

would result in a font-size of 10px;

some-element {
  line-length: 25em;
  width: 100%;
  padding: 0px;
}

would result in a font-size that adjusts automatically according to the
width of the element.

In cases where both the font-size and line-length is specified, the
font-size would be ignored.

Thoughts?

Cheers,

-- 
Tom Howard
http://windyroad.org
Received on Monday, 11 June 2007 12:17:41 GMT

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