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Re: Scrollbars In The Box Model

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 18:13:45 -0700
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>, Yung-Fong Tang <ftang@netscape.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BAB8C1D0.23F84%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 4/8/03 5:04 PM, "Etan Wexler" <ewexler@stickdog.com> wrote:

> 
> Yung-Fong Tang wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 8 April 2003 in "Re:
> Scrollbars In The Box Model" (<mid:3E93565A.4070705@netscape.com>):
> 
>> consider [travelling] to Egypt and [using] the [Egyptian Arabic]
>> Windows [belonging] to your friend which [has] all [scrollbars] on the left,
>> can you survive [using] it to view English [Web pages] for a month?
> 
> If the operating system does not allow configuration of scrollbar rendition,
> that is a shortcoming of the operating system. I don't see the need to
> compensate for such shortcomings in CSS.

Agreed.  

And arguing about where should the scrollbar should go assumes that there
even is a scrollbar (many set-top box and handheld user interfaces do not
have a scrollbar, some have their own custom "scrolling widgets", some have
nothing).

Tantek
Received on Tuesday, 8 April 2003 21:14:37 GMT

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