June 27th, 2019
Peter-Paul posted this question:
Which of the examples in the image do you consider correct?
If you know CSS well, don’t reply, just retweet.
If you don’t know CSS too well, please reply to the poll in the next tweet. pic.twitter.com/4bgnf9Wdkc
— ppk 🇪🇺 (@ppk) June 17, 2019
Note the interesting caveat: only vote in the poll if you don’t know CSS well.
The winning answer was D! You gotta wonder if the result would have been different if the request for non-CSS experts wasn’t there.
I like to think I know CSS OK, so I didn’t vote. My brain goes like this:
- I think he’s asking “by default,” so the answer may assume there’s no other CSS doing anything to that text.
- I wish I knew why the box was that particular width, but I guess I’ll just assume it’s a set
- It’s not B because ellipsis stuff requires extra stuff, and doesn’t work on multiple lines like that — unless we’re talking line clamping, which is even weirder.
- It’s not C because that requires hiding overflow which is never really a default — that is, except off the top and left of the browser window, I guess. Or in an iframe.
- It’s not D because words just don’t break like that unless you do pretty specific stuff.
- A actually makes decent sense. It’s weird to look at, but I’ve been dealing with stuff busting out of containers my whole career. C’est la vie.
Remember, we’ve done a deep dive into CSS IS AWESOME before and how it interestingly captures the weirdness of CSS.