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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, 27 Feb 2015 22:01:42 +0900
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Message-Id: <67A290D3-2C27-4D5E-9E19-05D3DC8DCC0E@rivoal.net>
To: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>

> On 21 Feb 2015, at 19:31, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:
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>> On 21 Feb 2015, at 1:04 pm, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
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>>> On 21 Feb 2015, at 04:29, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>>>> 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?
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>> I do remember Dean speaking about this, but I think he was saying this is something they would support, not something they already did. Dean, did I misunderstand?
> 
> You're right Florian. We don't support this, but would like to.

I'll explore this in css4-ui, which I plan to start any time now.

> We do have a proprietary property for going to ellipsis after a given number of lines, but that doesn't control the intra-line placing of the ellipsis.

Are you referring to  -webkit-line-clamp? I'd love to pick your brain (or the relevant brain, if it isn't yours) to better understand what works well and what doesn't with what you currently have, to inform the design of a standard replacement.

> We'd probably welcome any standardization of features in this area.

That's something I'm looking into. See the thread that starts here for some idea of where I'm headed:
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Jan/0357.html

Expect some first steps in this direction to land in css-overflow soon.

 - Florian
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