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Re: Request for adjustable font-size: line-fit

From: Gunther Pilz <gunther.pilz@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:40:10 +0200
Message-ID: <5213559A.2090807@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi all,

I vote for this, as I think that it would be highly desirable to have such an
option for 'font-size' - not only for Responsive Web Design.
Additionally I am of the opinion that the topic is a lot more complex ...!

A value of 'line-fit' for 'font-size' will be perfectly alright for a single
element with only an one-line text (like a heading or a button).
Therefore the element has to have an explicitly given width (any valid value for
width other than 'auto').

But what if we have a multi-line text?
And how about the relation with other CSS properties like 'word-wrap' and 'hyphens'?

Also in most cases it will be most desirable to have some kind of 'grouping'
Think about a 'classical' menu (an unordered list with several list-items).
Therefore you would like to have the same 'font-size' for each list-item
respectively each 'span' or 'a' element inside.

At this point things become very complicated ...!
Because this is at least a very similar case to the "Parent Selector" topic,
which means that the direction of the "cascade"
must be reversed (child element(s) will set the value of their parent).

Never the less I would appreciate it, if there will be a solution for all this ...!

Just my 2 cents,


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