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Re: CSS 2.1 'overflow' applicability to table row groups

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:22:38 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600806241622m7a308a97l7cede857a17dd5b7@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Andrew Fedoniouk <
news@terrainformatica.com> wrote:

> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 10:26 AM, Andrew Fedoniouk <
>> news@terrainformatica.com <mailto:news@terrainformatica.com>> wrote:
>> Not really a problem, you can do that with tables already.
>>  Sorry but to do what? Try this:

Sorry, you're right. Most of the examples are actually using fixed-height

>>    "since people are using it" - haven't seen such uses to be honest.
>>    Any links?
>> I don't have links to live sites, only people's testcases. However in
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=423823 you can see a bug
>> report about a Firefox 3 regression related to scrollable table row groups;
>> there are already five duplicates filed by different people with different
>> testcases, which means they must all be using it. (And of course there must
>> be other people using it who don't encounter the background bug or who
>> haven't tested with Firefox 3 yet or who haven't noticed it or who haven't
>> reported it or who found an existing bug and refrained from posting a
>> duplicate...)
> That simply means that people are looking for solution but does not mean
> that they have found it.

They have found a solution they consider acceptable, otherwise they wouldn't
be using it.

I would rather to start thinking about something brand new like <grid
> style="overflow:auto"> with proper behavior
> attached (e.g. handling of keys, row selection etc).

Feel free. That doesn't address the question of what to do about people
using scrollable table row groups today.

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