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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:29:44 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBNsfBzhzuAowxPpcExCSFN9oNk7WjjAhwHj_=F=OOm6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>> 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.

I don't have a test-case, but I recall Dean talking about it, so
perhaps one of the Apple browsers does it in some situations?

~TJ
Received on Friday, 20 February 2015 19:30:31 UTC

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