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Re: new-site comments - overflow setting hides text, prevents scrolling

From: Barclay, Daniel <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:56:28 -0400
Message-ID: <49D5267C.7010401@fgm.com>
To: <site-comments@w3.org>
I wrote:
> I wrote:
>> Regarding the page http://beta.w3.org/:
>> Some apparent "overflow: hidden" setting (or possibly the stacking 
>> order) makes
>> some text inaccessible at narrower windows widths.
>> Apparently, the setting tells the browser to ignore the total width of 
>> the text
>> when computing the page width, so the browser doesn't provide a 
>> horizontal
>> scrollbar, to the page can't even be scrolled to where the text would 
>> be if
>> it were visible.
> The page at http://beta.w3.org/standards/webdesign/htmlcss shows ...

Relatedly, see the attached screen shots of a rendering of
, the first from before scrolling right, the second from after.

Although of course it isn't aesthetically ideal when the long text overflows
the visible box, the text is still logically visible and accessible (physical
visible) via scrolling.

(Plain text sometimes corrupted to HTML "courtesy" of Microsoft Exchange.) [F]

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