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Re: <option> and text-align

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:46:44 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTinC5zYHgN6Sfa-L6MfPrnrpv2MzXvbCJSn3JMHk@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
> >  I modify my proposal: HTML5 default stylesheet to
> > specify both text-align:start for <select> and text-align:match-parent
> > for <option>.

> I'd be ok with that, yeah.

Until that happens (if it happens), what do you think of adding option {
text-align:match-parent;} to Gecko's UA stylesheet?

> I'd be interested to hear what other UA vendors have to say

Hear, hear :-)

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 1/19/11 12:01 PM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
>
>> You are right. So, I modify my proposal: HTML5 default stylesheet to
>> specify both text-align:start for <select> and text-align:match-parent
>> for <option>.
>>
>
> I'd be ok with that, yeah.
>
>
>   I think a stronger statement is that Gecko is alone in using the CSS
>>>  formatting model to handle layout of the combobox dropdown and
>>>  of the listbox (with block boxes for options, etc, etc).
>>>
>>
>> Right. Should the CSS spec imply that this is a bug on Gecko, a bug on
>> the others, or say nothing at all, so we continue to have a free-for-all?
>>
>
> This is a tough question.
>
> It's hard to make the spec say that this is a bug in Gecko.  I mean... if
> the CSS spec says that you _don't_ use the CSS formatting model to format
> the dropdown, then it has no more say in how you actually format it.
>
> The spec could say that you _do_ use the CSS formatting model and then
> specify that a bunch of properties get set to initial values, etc, etc.
>  That sounds like a huge pain to specify, but could be done.  Is that
> desirable?  Would that even match UA rendering?  Or are they using
> OS-default dropdown widget rendering, which possibly can't even be expressed
> in CSS?
>
> For the listbox case, I would obviously prefer that the CSS formatting
> model were used to lay out the options; things are simpler here wrt
> OS-default rendering, since all UAs support _some_ styles here already...
>
> I'd be interested to hear what other UA vendors have to say, both about how
> they currently implement this and about what their implementation
> constraints are.
>
> -Boris
>
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