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Re: <option> and text-align

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:18:02 -0500
Message-ID: <4D370EBA.4080106@mit.edu>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On 1/19/11 11:11 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
> Well, it does seem to inherit from the <select>, but not from a parent
> of the select.

Quoting from Gecko's UA stylesheet:

    select {
      text-align: start;

There are also similar rules there for input and textarea (buttons and 
reset/button/submit inputs are set to text-align:center, though).

You can see the whole forms-related bit of the stylesheet at 
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/layout/style/forms.css if 

>     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.

Er, I meant "set text-align on the select", and I meant to quote the 
above UA rule but clearly forgot to.  :(

Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:19:09 UTC

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