Sent by Philippe Wittenbergh on 9 April 2009 10:10
On Apr 9, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Cristian Palmas wrote:
> By the way, the "ex" measure unit in CSS does not exist for width.
> You can
> use, on second your needs: "px", "pt" (I recommend to use only for
> styles), "%" or "em".
> See http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#propdef-width for
> further info.
That is incorrect. It is certainly possible to use 'ex' for width.
the quote URL says:
> Value: <length> | <percentage> | auto | inherit
<length> brings us to
> There are two types of length units: relative and absolute. Relative
> length units specify a length relative to another length property.
> Style sheets that use relative units will more easily scale from one
> medium to another (e.g., from a computer display to a laser printer).
> Relative units are:
> * em: the 'font-size' of the relevant font
> * ex: the 'x-height' of the relevant font
> * px: pixels, relative to the viewing device
Whether you'll get consistent results in browser is a different
matter. On Windows, the ex unit is really broken in Safari 4b+/Chrome,
well implemented in IE 8 (Vista and Win 7 only) and Gecko browsers.
Opera always treated it as 1/2 em. On Mac, it is half-broken in Safari
4b+; it works fine in Gecko based browsers.
As for the original question, as asked, that cannot be done in CSS –
yet. Some kind of text-justify value would do, but atm not implemented
in any browser.
This maybe (future !):
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