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RE: scroll bar size in width calculations

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 10:17:37 -0800
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Sam Fortiner <samfort@microsoft.com>, Harel Williams <harelw@microsoft.com>, Scott Dickens <sdickens@exchange.microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <04F36FB4ED0F85459AA447F72711526F012126B35B4B@DF-GRTDANE-MSG.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>
Good point. It should indeed be conditional. I can also see an approach where scrollbars are transparent and take zero space in layout, in which case it really should be up to UA where to put them.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@opera.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 4:17 AM
To: Alex Mogilevsky; robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: www-style@w3.org; Sam Fortiner; Harel Williams; Scott Dickens
Subject: Re: scroll bar size in width calculations

On Sun, 23 Dec 2007 22:09:57 +0100, Alex Mogilevsky
<alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I agree since there is nearly perfect interoperability, behavior should
> not change. I would prefer the spec to be more clear here though
> (current state is somewhere between ambiguous and incorrect).

That would be good, indeed. However, it should probably be still be
phrased in a way that the user agent only needs to follow these rules if
you are using scrollbars for this purpose and not when using another
mechanism to scroll.

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