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Re: Scrollbars In The Box Model

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:14:50 -0700 (PDT)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Dylan Schiemann <dylans@yahoo.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0304111110430.17269-100000@tavis.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Chris Lilley wrote:
>>
>> It isn't the place of the CSS working group to specify what scrolling
>> mechanism should be used.
>
> Not to mandate a particular mechanism, certainly.
>
> But it could easily be the place of the CSS WG to allow stylistic
> control over the form of the mechanism.

Indeed, for example using a '::scrolling-mechanism' pseudo-element which
would allow binding to a behavioural resource. As in:

   sidebar::scrolling-mechanism {
      binding: url(scrollbars.xml);
   }

...or:

   sidebar::scrolling-mechanism {
      binding: native-scrolling-mechanism;
   }

This could come out of the CSS-based user interface work.

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