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Re: [css-ui][css-flexbox] Should 'text-overflow' work on flexboxes?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 11:31:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDgTBXhE+H1bcysC7sCUqFBWwmqXYh6JxRyTGHZcfW0rg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 4:24 AM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-ui/#text-overflow says:
>   # This property specifies rendering when inline content overflows
>   # its block container element ("the block") in its inline
>   # progression direction that has ‘overflow’ other than ‘visible’.
>
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-flexbox/#flex-containers says:
>   # Flex containers are not block containers,
>
> Yet https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=912434 was filed
> with the expectation that text-overflow work on flexboxes, which
> seems like a pretty reasonable expectation to me.
>
> Should it?

Flex containers never contain inline content - they coerce all their
children into blocks (sometimes anonymous ones).  Flex *items* can
contain inline content, and they're whatever type of container their
'display' says they are.

That said, I'm not opposed to special-casing flexboxes so that
anonymous flex items take their 'text-overflow' value from the
flexbox.  Any more properties that we should do this for?

~TJ
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