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Re: [CSS21] Does 10.6.7 apply to the root element?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 23:28:58 +0200
To: "Garrett Smith" <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s773akk464w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:26:49 +0200, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>  
> HTML UAs may apply the overflow property from the BODY or HTML
> elements to the viewport. What is the reason for that? About the only
> reason I've gotten is "MSIE does it that way." Is it anything sensibly
> logical? Is it congruent with the other rules in the spec?

It's similar for the 'background' property. Without these rules, you'd  
need something like @canvas and @viewport just to be able to apply  
'background' to the canvas and 'overflow' to the viewport. (And  
'overflow-x' and 'overflow-y'...)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 18 April 2006 21:29:13 UTC

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