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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Too-wide menu text
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2003 22:05:48 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:
> .. couldn't we just rely on the browser's line-breaking algorithm?  Eg,
> look at:
> 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? That concept has been used extensively 
in both Windows and Mozilla and people are used to mouseover to get more 

What do you think?

Stefano Mazzocchi                               <>

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