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Re: Suggestion: A new text attribute to scale the size of text to follow ?the size of a box

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:34:59 +0200
Message-ID: <84EAB1E5255446DDA02FC7C929E80149@Fremy1>
To: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, "Gabriel Zackari" <gabriel.zackari@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Another implementation would be "text-align: fill".
This would only distribute space between chars
as if "text-align: justify;" was used, but it would dis-
tribute it even when the line is'nt ended.

From: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:53 PM
To: "Gabriel Zackari" <gabriel.zackari@gmail.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Suggestion: A new text attribute to scale the size of text to 
follow  	the size of a box

> I think I would call this 'font-size: auto', where 'auto' meant that 
> largest size possible without breaking (except where explicitly broken by, 
> say, a <BR> or by 'white-space: pre') and without overflowing. Most of the 
> time this would be a horizontal constraint, but a fixed height could also 
> constrain it. It would also mean there was no difference between 
> 'whte-space:normal' and 'white-space:nowrap', and 'text-overflow' would 
> never kick in.
> Of course, 'font-size' is inheritable, so the author would need to take 
> care with spans and such inside such a line, and set those children to 
> 'font-size:1em' or 'font-size:100%'.
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 7:14 AM, Gabriel Zackari wrote:
>> I´m not sure this is the right place to suggest new CSS attributes if not 
>> please excuse me:
>> What I would like is an attribute that makes a text allways fill keep the 
>> same size as that of the box its in.
>> Today its possible to have an image stretch with the size of a box but 
>> not text that is place in the box, its allways static. However text is 
>> rendered from vector so
>> it should be possible to make its follow the size of another object.
>> So if the size of the box is made smaller the text size would 
>> automatically adjust and would not overflow and having to be hidden.
>> And if the size of the box is bigger the size of the text will fit and 
>> you would not have to go back and perhaps create a new css style to 
>> adjust the size of the text.
>> Example of use:
>> Very useful when making buttons of different sizes.
>> The text would allways keep to the size of the button.
>> Regards Gabriel
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