Re: [css3-ui] text-overflow: ellipsis and :hover

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:29, Tab Atkins Jr. <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Robert O'Callahan <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Philippe Wittenbergh
>> <> wrote:
>>> What should happen when the user hovers over the ellipsis when the clipped
>>> string is part of a link ? IOW, does the ellipsis become part of the link or
>>> does the 'box' generated by the ellipsis cover the link (and blocks hit
>>> testing on said link) ?
>>> Implementations disagree with WebKit and IE (tested IE 8) on one side,
>>> Opera and Firefox nightly on the other.
>> More accurately, Firefox simply ignores the ellipsis for the purpose of
>> dispatching mouse events.
> This is the best behavior imo, as the ellipsis is "generated content",
> and generated content generally doesn't participate in mouse events
> beyond the interaction pseudoclasses that CSS defines.

Thanks RoC and Tab, I have updated the spec accordingly to explicitly
note that ellipsing must not affect dispatching of pointer events.


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Received on Friday, 1 July 2011 04:28:35 UTC