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Re: [css3-text] Suggestion for text-overflow:shrink

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:42:17 -0700
Message-Id: <DDC95993-F793-4072-A474-96751E5FAA9A@gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Oct 15, 2009, at 6:53 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>  

> On the other hand if fine control of how exactly text is adjusted to  
> fit is desired, a property with 'text' prefix would be more  
> appropriate.

That's how I see it. So far, all the use cases seem to about that.

> I have mixed feelings about that though. Fine control is good, but  
> then UA is discouraged from applying the best technology available  
> (even if some newly invented font adjustment is better, it will have  
> to apply 'condense' when directed).

I can see that point. Maybe 'text-overflow: fit' is specific enough,  
and the UA is free to adjust size, glyph width, font variants, weight,  
tracking, etc. as it sees fit. 
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 02:43:04 UTC

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