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

From: sam <samuelp@iinet.net.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:12:17 +0800
Message-ID: <4BDAAD01.5020300@iinet.net.au>
To: Gabriel Zackari <gabriel.zackari@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 04/30/2010 06:08 PM, sam wrote:
> On 04/29/2010 10:14 PM, Gabriel Zackari wrote:
>> Im 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
> So what is really being asked for is the ability lock a block's 
> font-size to its height: this.font-size = this.height ...
In a 'live' way that is.
Received on Friday, 30 April 2010 10:12:48 UTC

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