[whatwg] Suggestion for new element/attribute

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed Apr 25 15:44:43 PDT 2007

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 00:23:37 +0200, Brenton Strine  
<Brenton.Strine at citrix.com> wrote:

> The purpose of this tag is to expand that which contains
> it as if it were full of text. I have seen many websites
> where the designers were forced to put long strings of
> hidden text into a cell in order to make it expand
> correctly. Thus text browsers find strange segments like
> this:
> w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w
> Of course, developers already have the ability to specify
> the width in terms of pixels, ems, percent, and tons of
> other stuff. But there are times, particularly in fluid
> design, when you can't get the div to work the way you
> want without text to expand it.

Whenever it's impossible to use CSS to specify the width, it's CSS that  
should be fixed, not HTML.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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