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[whatwg] Suggestion for new element/attribute

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:43:35 +0100
Message-ID: <462FD997.7050405@googlemail.com>
This sounds very much like something that should be done in CSS, not 
HTML. But can you explain what you mean by "expand ... as if it were 
full of text"? If something is already a given size, then filling it 
with text should not make it expand.

--
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

Brenton Strine wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I am new here, so please let me know if I am doing
> anything out of order.
> 
> I would like to make a suggestion for soemthing I want to
> see in HTML5.
> 
> I call it the inflate tag. <inflate>.
> 
> The purpose of this tag is to expand that which contains
> it as if it were full of text. I have seen many websites
> where the designers were forced to put long strings of
> hidden text into a cell in order to make it expand
> correctly. Thus text browsers find strange segments like
> this:
> 
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> w w w w w w w w 
> 
> Of course, developers already have the ability to specify
> the width in terms of pixels, ems, percent, and tons of
> other stuff. But there are times, particularly in fluid
> design, when you can't get the div to work the way you
> want without text to expand it.
> 
> This could even be an attribute rather than a tag:
> width="inflate".
> 
> Brenton
> 
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