Re: Suppress scroll bars - an idea

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Sun, 2 Jul 1995 12:28:44 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510101ac1ca1fef3e7@[198.68.46.139]>
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 1995 12:28:44 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Suppress scroll bars - an idea

At 12:48p 07/02/95, Mike Batchelor wrote:
>Walter Ian Kaye once wrote...
>>
>> At 11:05p 07/01/95, Mike Batchelor wrote:
>> >I have a suggestion for another style attribute:  no-scrollbars.  I don't
>> >know about any of you, but I find it tiresome to use a scrollbar on a long
>> >
>> >Any comments?
>>
>>
>> Re "no-scrollbars":  No way, no how, nu-uh. Bad bad bad.
>
>Why why why.  Flat declarations do little to illuminate your thinking.


1. Scrollbars are platform-specific, HTML is platform-independent.

2. Use (or non-use) of scrollbars is a personal preference.

3. Page size is platform-specific, so there is no way your page
   could know whether it fits on a given screen (and even if it
   did, HTML does not have if/then/else programming constructs.

4. Not all keyboards have page up/down keys. See item 1.

5. You would give a Macintosh user a heart attack. See item 1.


-Walter :)

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