[webkit-dev] New CSS property -webkit-control-text-overflow

Jon Lee jonlee at apple.com
Wed Jan 11 23:30:51 PST 2012

Hi WebKit!

I wanted to let you know that we would like to add a new CSS property -webkit-control-text-overflow. It is a non-inheritable property that can only be applied to single-line text inputs. Acceptable values are the same as text-overflow, i.e. "clip" and "ellipsis".

When the input is set with the "ellipsis" value, both the placeholder and inner text value of the input render with an ellipsis if the text overflows and the input is not focused. When the input becomes focused, the placeholder or text value renders clipped, as before.

Although this is a small enhancement to text controls, we think this is especially useful for authors developing on the mac platform, since the analog native widgets behave similarly.

The bug that tracks this is: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76118


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