[whatwg] Font Resize Event

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 19 23:49:52 PST 2012

On Wed, 26 Sep 2012, Hugh Guiney wrote:
> My use case: I have a <div> with overflow: hidden that contains slides 
> as part of a JavaScript carousel. It has to be overflow: hidden because 
> otherwise the unseen slides are visible/stretch the page. And because 
> each slide is different, the containing <div> therefore needs to 
> grow/shrink in height depending on the content currently being 
> displayed. This is trivial enough to do, by changing the height to match 
> its contents whenever a slide change occurs, or a resize or 
> orientationchange event is fired, but currently if I increase or 
> decrease the font size, the content can get cut off, or there will be a 
> ton of extra white space, since the <div> height is out of sync with the 
> height of its contents. This could be easily remedied with a fontresize 
> (or textresize) event.

This sounds more like a rendering-time feature, so I would recommend 
approaching the CSS working group at www-style at w3.org with the idea. (The 
WHATWG specs currently don't cover this area of the Web platform.)

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