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Re: [CSS3-UI] text-overflow:ellipsis (freshly rewritten/expanded and incorporated into editor's draft)

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:27:21 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTingbuYNyraHm-SgXw_H7-+s7fUUHg-0cRA2pXc0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 19:04, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:> The effect of
> > text-overflow:ellipsis on lines whose line boxes are not direct children
> of
> > the block box(es) with text-overflow is currently undefined.
> I think this *is* actually both well defined (if indirectly) and
> interoperable. That is, the effect of the definition in the spec is
> that *only* the direct block element parent of line boxes can affect
> the text-overflow behavior of those line boxes since text-overflow is
> not inherited by default (and each block element potentially sets its
> own dimensions and overflow).

Ah, but what about anonymous block boxes? E.g.

<div style="text-overflow:ellipsis; overflow:auto; width:10%; height:100px;
border:1px solid black; font-size:16px;

Here, the nearest ancestor block boxes containing "Hello" and "Kitty" are
anonymous. It looks like IE9 and Opera apply text-overflow to those words,
but Webkit does not.


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