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[CSS21] Clipping abspos elements

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:07:48 -0800
Message-ID: <4991DE94.6030807@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

I got a question about this bit of text in 11.1 <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html>:

   # In certain cases, a box may overflow, meaning its content lies
   # partly or entirely outside of the box, e.g.:
   # ...
   # A descendent box is positioned absolutely, partly outside the box.
   # Such boxes are not always clipped by the overflow property on
   # their ancestors.

Can't figure out what that "Such boxes are not always clipped" sentence
is talking about. An implementor was wondering if it meant abspos
descendents are /not/ supposed to be clipped by "overflow: hidden".
I'm quite sure that's not the case, so, perhaps we could either clarify
what is meant or remove the sentence.

Received on Tuesday, 10 February 2009 20:08:32 UTC

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