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Re: Overflow:hidden doesnt work with percentages

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 07:43:35 +0100
Message-ID: <47185217.5040807@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Serj I wrote:
> Several months ago i discovered an unpleasant issue: when you set 
> overflow to hidden (or other values different from visible) on an 
> element such as div or td which 
> height is given in percentages overflow doesn't work. It 

There is nothing special about percentage heights in this respect.  If 
you are seeing a problem, its an implementation problem, so should be 
taken up using the individual "vendor" support channels, not here. 
Implementation problems are only relevant here when a requirement is 
fundamentally unimplimentable, or implementation cost would be 
excessive. (In general un-implementablility, or simple failure to 
implement will probably result in deletion of capabilities in later 

If you believe that current CSS specifications actually mandate the 
behaviour that you are seeing, or are ambiguous in a way that could 
imply this behaviour is valid, please give specific references to what 
is wrong with the documents, and, if possible, indicate how the document 
could be fixed.
David Woolley
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