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Re: proposed change for scrollbars in size calculations

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:02:52 -0800
Message-ID: <47832E2C.8040704@terrainformatica.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Rossen Atanassov <ratan@windows.microsoft.com>, Harel Williams <harelw@microsoft.com>

Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> It appears there is an agreement for the main question of this thread: if width or height is specified on an element with overflow:scroll or overflow:auto, any scrollbars sizes don't affect dimensions of its border box but instead are subtracted from specified width/height.
> There is a broad interop on these test cases:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Jan/att-0089/scroll2.htm. 100% browsers use the model where no values of overflow (including 'scroll' and 'auto') affect dimensions of border box.
> To make the spec match the implementations, I propose the following updates to section 10:
> 10.3.3 and 10.3.7: Insert (immediately after the formula)
>         If 'width' is not 'auto' and scrollbar width is not zero,
>         subtract scrollbar width from 'width'.

Alex, it is just enough to say
          If 'width' is not 'auto' subtract scrollbar width from 'width'.

"and ..." part is redundant there. Or I missed something in principle?

> 10.6.4: Insert (immediately after the formula)
>         If 'height' is not 'auto' and scrollbar height is not zero,
>         subtract scrollbar height from 'height'.

Here too.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

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