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[whatwg] Suggestion for new element/attribute

From: gary turner <gary.kk5st@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 00:44:24 -0500
Message-ID: <46303C38.6090609@gmail.com>
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 00:23:37 +0200, Brenton Strine 
> <Brenton.Strine at citrix.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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
>>
>> 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.
> 
> Whenever it's impossible to use CSS to specify the width, it's CSS that 
> should be fixed, not HTML.
> 
That functionality is well supported x-browser with css.

cheers,

gary
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 22:44:24 UTC

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