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CSS Text Overflow


CSS Text Overflow

The text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed to the user. It can be clipped, display an ellipsis (...), or display a custom string.

Note:- The text-overflow: "string" only works in Firefox.


Syntax - 

text-overflow: value ;




The text outside the given width area should be hidden.


IThe text outside the given width area should be hidden and display three dot  ("...") to representthe clipped text.
It is use to write custom short word like ‘etc’ thats we need to show in place of hidden word.


For example -

<!DOCTYPE html>

	<title>Text Overflow</title>
	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="E:/style.css">

		.clip {
			white-space: nowrap;
			width: 80px;
			overflow: hidden;
			text-overflow: clip;

		.ellipsis {
			white-space: nowrap;
			width: 80px;
			overflow: hidden;
			text-overflow: ellipsis;

		.string {
			white-space: nowrap;
			width: 80px;
			overflow: hidden;
			text-overflow: "----";

	<h1> text-overflow: clip </h1>
	<p class="clip"> is a online platform where you can learn web development.</p><br>
	<h1> text-overflow: ellipsis</h1>
	<p class="ellipsis"> is a online platform where you can learn web development.</p><br>
	<h1> text-overflow: "----" (user defined string) </h1>
	<p class="string"> is a online platform where you can learn web development.</p><br>




Text OverFlow

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