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Re: Text selector [was Re: breaking overflow]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:24:39 -0500
Message-ID: <4B421647.6030603@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 1/4/10 11:10 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Hold on.  Why would we ever allow ::text to have a 'display' property set?
>>   What are the use cases?  I have been assuming that ::text would have
>> restrictions similar to first-letter and first-line.
> I guess we can assume similar restrictions.  Assume, then, that I
> instead applied float:left;clear:left;.

'float' does not apply to first-line.  'clear' does not apply to either 
first-line or first-letter.

Precisely for the reasons you describe, fwiw.

Note that I'm OK with ::text not matching across element boundaries, at 
first glance, and not entirely convinced we want a ::text at all, but if 
we _do_ have it, I think it should have restrictions similar to 
first-line at least.

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