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Re: scroll bar size in width calculations

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 15:13:48 -0500
Message-ID: <477E937C.4090203@inkedblade.net>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
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>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> Is this a case where the spec introduced a new behavior in hope that implementations will adopt
> it but that has not happened? Should the spec change back now to actually match implementations?

No, I remember distinctly that the discussion centered around making
the spec match implementation. It was trying to address a different issue,
specifically how scrollbars affect percentage calculations on children,
but wound up causing the problem we're seeing now.

I think we need a handful of testcases here so we can figure out what
exactly the spec is supposed to be saying.

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