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Re: <option> and text-align

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:11:10 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikyUrxdQT98tvZgx_P4-Bqj31_4bON_AApE-VFM@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 1/19/11 9:56 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
>
>> Firefox behaves as if the option's default text-align is "start"
>>
>
> No, it really doesn't, if you're talking about the default specified value.
>  Simple testcase:
>
> data:text/html,<select style="text-align:
> end"><option>a<option>bbbbb</select>
>

Well, it does seem to inherit from the <select>, but not from a parent of
the select. Try:

data:text/html,<div style="text-align:
end"><select><option>a<option>bbbbb</select></div>

The "a" option still comes out left-align (i.e. start-aligned), even though
the select is on the right side of the page.


>
> That said, none of your testcases set text-align, and Gecko currently
> inherits the "start" value as "start", so in fact everything on a page has a
> computed text-align of "start" by default.  Unless someone sets some
> text-align styles somewhere.
>

I do not know what you mean. Here is the content of my attachment. Note the
text-align on body and on several of the option elements.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>option-alignment</title>
</head>
<body dir=rtl style="text-align:center">
<select>
<option>----------------------------------------------------------------------------</option>
<option>עברית!</option>
<option>English!</option>
<option style="text-align:left">שמאל!</option>
<option style="text-align:left">left!</option>
<option dir=ltr>ltr!</option>
<option style="direction:ltr">direction ltr!</option>
<option dir=ltr style="text-align:left">ltr left!</option>
</select>
</body>
</html>


>
> -Boris
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:11:59 GMT

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