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Re: [css3-text] Proposal RFC: text-remainder

From: Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:21:12 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFd36Bj1QmwFdgUFt+X4XyXAXGZb4hOa+4Ka2F5BXab_hyL9hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Do you have any idea where the changes would be done? I'm interested in at
least looking into it.

J. Leclanche

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:

> On 01/16/2012 05:34 PM, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
>> Sent this back in may and didn't receive any feedback. It's been almost a
>> year now, so resending :)
>> After reading on text-align-last[1], I thought it'd be a good time to
>> bring up an old property I tried to implement in webkit a while back.
>> text-remainder (previously line-remainder) is a proposal to control
>> the remainder of a text block. Unlike text-align-last, it doesn't
>> control the alignment but on which line the remainder should be
>> present.
>> Namely, the following text (with the current, default text-remainder
>> value of "last"):
>>  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do
>>  ...
>>  eiusmod tempor
>> Would, with a value of "first", wrap like this:
>>  Lorem ipsum dolor
>>  ...
>>  sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor
>> Note that while text-remainder is very different to text-align-last, I
>> could see it incorporate its functionality (eg. text-remainder: first
>> center;, first value being the remainder style, the second being its
>> alignment).
>> This functionality could also be used to design proper multiline tab
>> widgets, though that seems kind of irrelevant now.
>> Would love to hear some thoughts.
> This would require some very significant changes to how line layout
> is done, at least in Gecko, but probably in most other implementations
> as well. If there isn't a strong use case for adding it, it certainly
> won't make sense to put it in the spec.
> ~fantasai
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