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Re: Display Property Suggestion

From: Christian Kaufhold <chka@uni-bremen.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 23:03:21 +0100
Message-ID: <006001be083f$72847dc0$7c066686@standard>
To: "Ian Hickson" <py8ieh=www-style@bath.ac.uk>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
>If the content has an inherent size, then the box should be resized
>and the contents should be scaled to fit the box. For example, images
>(bitmapped or vector). If the content does not have an inherent size,
>for example an XML, MathML, or HTML document, then the contents should
>have their normal display dimensions, and the box should merely crop
>the contents (as an IFRAME does, currently, in IE).

Actually, as the default for overflow is visible, the whole included
document would be visible (if we want to be consistent about the actual
definition of overflow).
Maybe "visible" for overflow could be defined as meaning "auto" with
Then you can choose to set overflow to "scroll" if you always want to
have scrollbars, or use "hidden" if you really want the included content
to be cut.

>I think it is best to only extend content, height and
>width for the replaced content idea.


Christian Kaufhold
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 1998 17:11:27 UTC

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