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Re: Suggestion: A new text attribute to scale the size of text to follow the size of a box

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:49:07 -0700
Cc: "Gabriel Zackari" <gabriel.zackari@gmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <665602E3-6C0D-48B9-AEE5-4684CE21E6CD@gmail.com>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
That is already covered by this:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-css3-text-20070306/#text-align-last

On Apr 29, 2010, at 10:34 AM, François REMY wrote:

> Another implementation would be "text-align: fill".
> This would only distribute space between chars
> as if "text-align: justify;" was used, but it would dis-
> tribute it even when the line is'nt ended.
> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:53 PM
> To: "Gabriel Zackari" <gabriel.zackari@gmail.com>
> Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Suggestion: A new text attribute to scale the size of text to follow  	the size of a box
> 
>> I think I would call this 'font-size: auto', where 'auto' meant that largest size possible without breaking (except where explicitly broken by, say, a <BR> or by 'white-space: pre') and without overflowing. Most of the time this would be a horizontal constraint, but a fixed height could also constrain it. It would also mean there was no difference between 'whte-space:normal' and 'white-space:nowrap', and 'text-overflow' would never kick in.
>> 
>> 
>> Of course, 'font-size' is inheritable, so the author would need to take care with spans and such inside such a line, and set those children to 'font-size:1em' or 'font-size:100%'.
>> 
>> On Apr 29, 2010, at 7:14 AM, Gabriel Zackari wrote:
>> 
>>> I´m not sure this is the right place to suggest new CSS attributes if not please excuse me:
>>> 
>>> What I would like is an attribute that makes a text allways fill keep the same size as that of the box its in.
>>> 
>>> Today its possible to have an image stretch with the size of a box but not text that is place in the box, its allways static. However text is rendered from vector so
>>> it should be possible to make its follow the size of another object.
>>> 
>>> So if the size of the box is made smaller the text size would automatically adjust and would not overflow and having to be hidden.
>>> And if the size of the box is bigger the size of the text will fit and you would not have to go back and perhaps create a new css style to adjust the size of the text.
>>> 
>>> Example of use:
>>> 
>>> Very useful when making buttons of different sizes.
>>> The text would allways keep to the size of the button.
>>> 
>>> Regards Gabriel
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 



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