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RE: [css3-gcpm] new draft -- including "overflow: paged"

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 15:38:12 -0800
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Overflow-x/overflow-y – it’s a good point. It is possible to define what all combinations mean where only one of the two is ‘paged’ but for implementation I would very much rather prefer that they are required to both be ‘paged’ or not in CSS3…

From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robert O'Callahan
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:28 PM
To: Håkon Wium Lie
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: [css3-gcpm] new draft -- including "overflow: paged"

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 7:34 AM, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com<mailto:howcome@opera.com>> wrote:
 - a new section "Creating paged presentations" bas been added. It
   suggests that it should be possible to express preference for
   page-based presentation by saying:

     body { overflow: paged }

   Or something. This would apply to non-paged media (e.g., screen)
   to get rid of the scrollbar.

That was confusing. You might still want a scrollbar, or something very like a scrollbar, to traverse pages. We certainly need overflow:paged to allow the UA to reserve space for UI.

BTW shouldn't this be defined as a value for overflow-x/overflow-y with 'overflow' as shorthand?

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