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Re: Scrollbar CSS representation

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 08:51:47 -0700
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: jens@unfaehig.de
Message-ID: <1209998312-691158503@psdbay.com>
From: "Jens =?iso-8859-1?q?M=FCller?=" <jens@unfaehig.de>

> "James Aylard" <webmaster@pixelwright.com> writes:
>>     A UA that does rely on scrollbars to display overflow content *should*
>> display scrollbars even when there is not enough content to overflow the
>> container, if the overflow property is set to "scroll" [1]. IE, for
>> instance, will create disabled scrollbars in such a case.
> And in the other case (overflow: hidden) it does not display
> scrollbars, but allows scrolling with cursor keys anyway? I have not
> tested this, but it would "logical".

No.  Only "overflow:scroll" and "overflow:auto" produce a scrolling
mechanism.  "overflow:hidden" does not.

Whether or not that scrolling mechanism has any visible component (e.g. a
scrollbar) is _completely_ UA dependent.

An element can be "overflow:scroll", not have any scrollbars, and still
respond to arrow keys to scroll its content.

Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 11:50:24 UTC

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