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Re: text-oveflow for _multiline_ texts

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:42:48 +0400
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Samuel Santos <samaxes@gmail.com>,"www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <332671331581368@web34.yandex.ru>
12.03.2012, 20:02, "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>:
> I don't recall reading Tab's reply, but that isn't surprising, since it happened during the infamous January of a thousand e-mails.
> It looks like he and I agree that "A new unit based on the height of line-boxes is a separate issue" and that "Once you have a measurement like this, then text-overflow does not need it's own separate way of constraining its height.". I would also agree that a measurement based on lines or line-height could be useful. Then my example would be written like this:
> šDIV {
> š šheight: 3ln;
> š šoverflow: clip;
> š štext-overflow: ellipsis multi;
> š}
> My main problem with this is that 'ln' looks too much like 'in', especially if you use an uppercase "i", as in 'In'.

I doubt this is really a problem. Visual similarity of latin letters is not of CSS responsibility at all.

Even if it was, how many times you've seen using CSS units in uppercase instead of lowecase? I personally can't remember I've seen that at least once over last 10 years.
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