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From Jeff Turner <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Too-wide menu text
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 02:56:09 GMT
On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 02:05:48PM -0800, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Jeff Turner wrote:
> >.. couldn't we just rely on the browser's line-breaking algorithm?  Eg,
> >look at:
> >
> >http://xml.apache.org/cocoon/userdocs/concepts/index.html
> >
> >The 'Matchers and Selectors' entry has been automatically wrapped.
> 
> I think that's very ugly. I would love to see something better.
> 
> >The Cocoon page uses a table for the menu.  Wouldn't it be possible to
> >get the same wrapping effect with CSS and a fixed-width menu?
> >
> >If there is a too-long entry without whitespace to break on, then I'd
> >prefer to just let it overflow the box than to clip it.  Content over
> >presentation and all that..
> 
> Why can't we implement Nicola's concept of cutting with "..." and 
> tooltipping with the full name?

I think, because it's CSS's job to clip the string, and AFAIK CSS can't
do the ...'s.  I would like to be proven wrong though.

--Jeff


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