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Re: [CSS21] Contradiction in the spec with auto-offset fixed-position elements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 06:39:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411070638521.8631@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> > 
> > Maybe we should change it to "For the purposes of calculating the static
> > position, the containing block of fixed positioned elements is the initial
> > containing block instead of the viewport, and all scrollable boxes should be
> > assumed to be scrolled to their origin." or some such?
> That is, is there a reason for specifying a complicated algorithm here, 
> just enough different from the absolute positioning one that you 
> probably have to implement them separately, instead of specifying 
> something simple?  If there are existing implementations that behave in 
> this way and pages depending on it, I suppose that could be considered 
> such a reason... are there?

I'd be happy with just saying "use top:0", but when I suggested that, I 
lost the argument. I forget why.

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