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Re: [css3-ui] questioning "ellipsis may occur at a text wrap opportunity" (Issue 76)

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:24:36 +0900
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Message-Id: <C1BD89B9-7257-4190-B35C-BA59EB39786D@rivoal.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

> On 20 Feb 2015, at 01:40, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>> (https://wiki.csswg.org/spec/css3-ui?&#issue-76)
>> 
>> This was recently added to the spec:
>> 
>> "Implementations may ellipse at a text wrap opportunity that occurs before a character boundary where an ellipsis is required."
>> 
>> [...]
>> 
>> Overall though, given that these complications, I'm more tempted to drop this entirely.
> 
> Per F2F discussion, it appears we want to keep this, and leave the
> potential complications to browsers as a QoI issue.  Some browsers
> already do ellipsize at wrap opportunities in some cases.

That's not how I recall the F2F discussion went. There was indeed interest in supporting this, but
we argued this would probably be something the author should opt into, rather than an automagic behavior. We resolved to drop it from level 3, and add in level 4 with an explicit switch.

Minutes here:
http://logs.csswg.org/irc.w3.org/css/2015-02-09/#e521655

Or was there some side discussion I missed?

As for browsers already doing it in some cases, do you have a TC or something showing it? I haven't seen it, and I'd like to.

 - Florian
Received on Friday, 20 February 2015 01:25:10 UTC

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