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Re: [css3-text] text-overflow and vertical overflow

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:03:30 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: "CSS WG" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uva434lf64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 01:03:08 +0200, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> It was rejected because the behavior of using ellipsis on every
> horizontally overflowing line in a case that also has vertical
> overflow has valid use cases. E.g. a text editor may choose to
> indicate which lines overflow the viewport in the horizontal
> direction, and not give any special indication of overflow in
> the vertical direction.
> There seemed to be agreement if an indicator of vertical overflow
> was needed, a separate property would be required. It was also
> noted that this would be useful on paged media.
> It appears none of this was minuted, however. :/

And what was the reason again this could not be dependent on the values of overflow-x and overflow-y? For the text editor case you could e.g. have overflow-x:hidden;overflow-y:auto.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 12:04:25 UTC

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