Re: [css-ui][css-flexbox] Should 'text-overflow' work on flexboxes?

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 4:24 AM, L. David Baron <> wrote:
> says:
>   # This property specifies rendering when inline content overflows
>   # its block container element ("the block") in its inline
>   # progression direction that has ‘overflow’ other than ‘visible’.
> says:
>   # Flex containers are not block containers,
> Yet was filed
> with the expectation that text-overflow work on flexboxes, which
> seems like a pretty reasonable expectation to me.
> Should it?

Flex containers never contain inline content - they coerce all their
children into blocks (sometimes anonymous ones).  Flex *items* can
contain inline content, and they're whatever type of container their
'display' says they are.

That said, I'm not opposed to special-casing flexboxes so that
anonymous flex items take their 'text-overflow' value from the
flexbox.  Any more properties that we should do this for?


Received on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 18:32:11 UTC