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Re: Scrollbars in Table Cells?

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 14:41:08 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020802144108.399eaa5a.david@us-lot.org>
On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 08:52:57 -0400
"SeaHen" <chris@seahen.net> wrote:

> The only real advantage frames have over tables is separate scroll
> bars. But table cells could have them too!
> 
> The codes would be:
> <TD WIDTH=a HEIGHT=b HSCROLL=c VSCROLL=d>
> Here, we see, at any time, an A-by-B region of the cell, minus
> scrollbar width, but we scroll around a C-by-D area.

Size and scrolling are presentational design, not structure, hence they
should be done with CSS. 

<td style="width: 100px; height: 50px; overflow: scroll;">

This is valid in CSS 2.

> I'd also like to
> see frames become more addressable. One way to do this would be to put
> the frame content in the frameset file, with this new tag:
>  
> <SUBHTML NAME="top"><HEAD>

Which rather defeats the sole technical advantage of frames (having
content from multiple files in a single file) over using a CSS overflow.

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David Dorward                                   http://david.us-lot.org/
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