Truncating text using only CSS

Here's how you can truncate text using only CSS. It works in IE 6+, Safari 4+, Firefox 7+, Opera 11+ and Chrome 10+:

.link_truncated {
    text-overflow: ellipsis;
    display: inline-block;
    width: 275px;
    white-space: nowrap;
    overflow: hidden;
    vertical-align: top;

P.S. from here

cross-browsed text-overflow

What is text-overflow?

How to implement it nowadays for the most popular browsers?

Here is a solution:


    .wrapper span


    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <bindings xmlns="" xmlns:xbl="" xmlns:xul="">
        <binding id="ellipsis">
                    <xul:description crop="end" xbl:inherits="value=xbl:text">
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  • November 14, 2010, 11:52pm
  • t0lkman
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CSS file that resets browser defaults

CSS file that resets browser defaults:

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
b, u, i, center,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	border: 0;
	outline: 0;
	font-size: 100%;
	vertical-align: baseline;
	background: transparent;
body {
	line-height: 1;
ol, ul {
	list-style: none;
blockquote, q {
	quotes: none;
blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
	content: '';
	content: none;

/* remember to define focus styles! */
:focus {
	outline: 0;

/* remember to highlight inserts somehow! */
ins {
	text-decoration: none;
del {
	text-decoration: line-through;

/* tables still need 'cellspacing="0"' in the markup */
table {
	border-collapse: collapse;
	border-spacing: 0;

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