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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:27:47 -0700
Message-ID: <4A2FB4D3.1040601@inkedblade.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: CSS WG <www-style@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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.

I'd still want to be able to scroll to see the hidden content?

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 13:28:40 GMT

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