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

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Fri Jan 13 12:45:23 PST 2012

Is this specced anywhere? Do we need a new CSS property? Could we just make
text-overflow work on text inputs?

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Jon Lee <jonlee at apple.com> wrote:

> 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
> Jon
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