From http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Nov/0263.html text-overflow: ellipsis ----------------------- - RESOLVED: Selecting the ellipsis selects the ellipsed text. - RESOLVED: If all of ellipsed text is selected, show selection of ellipsis - RESOLVED: put a note that behavior wrt partially-selected text is up to UA [...]
(see also some random notes in bug 668240 on related issues)
An interesting case is Shift+Click on the ellipsis, which could be interpreted as a selection operation (on non-links) or "open in new window" (for links), we might want to make a special case to interpret that as selection...
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