Closed Bug 452667 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

implement just text-overflow:clip, before clarifying behavior of text-overflow:ellipsis from CSS3 text

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(Core :: CSS Parsing and Computation, enhancement)

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RESOLVED INVALID

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(Reporter: virtuo, Unassigned)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1a2pre) Gecko/20080827161710 Minefield/3.1a2pre
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After implementing text-overflow:clip should be much easier to implement text-overflow:ellipsis - when we decide how to solve all theoretical problems and chose the correct behavior.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
The same as in bug 312156
Blocks: 312156, 391471
So in IE text-overflow:clip is the default value, i.e., normal behavior, at least according to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms531174.aspx .  Not that the name 'clip' makes sense for the normal behavior.

Then again http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#text-overflow saying ellipsis is the initial value doesn't make any sense either.

I'm not sure what clip does, but I suspect if it does something other than the default behavior, it would have many of the same issues as ellipsis.

So I don't see any reason we'd want to implement 'clip' without implementing 'ellipsis', although a spec that actually makes sense could potentially change my mind.  Then again, that's what bug 312156 is waiting on...
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
> Then again http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-text/#text-overflow saying ellipsis is
> the initial value doesn't make any sense either.

Oops. Fix checked in.
No longer blocks: 312156, 391471
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