[whatwg] Suggestion for new element/attribute

gary turner gary.kk5st at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 22:44:24 PDT 2007

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> 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.
That functionality is well supported x-browser with css.



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