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From Miles Elam <>
Subject Re: Too-wide menu text
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 03:49:54 GMT
Jeff Turner wrote:

>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.
Unfortunately you are correct.  CSS has the ability to put elipses after 
nav items, but it would put them after EVERY entry -- not exactly what 
you're looking for.  It currently has no style directive that could put 
a conditional by string length -- or better, string width.

It can clip by width but then no elipses.  :(

The only client, web-based markup I've seen do something like this are 
elements in Mozilla's XUL...and that's not an option for a 
general-purpose web resource.

- Miles

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