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Re: [CSS Regions] Update available

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:53:26 -0500
Cc: Arno Gourdol <agourdol@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-id: <37C20CDB-D8BB-43C8-85FE-5C239FCC558D@apple.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Mar 31, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> 
> 3. In general, this seems like it's just an overflow capability.  Can
> we bodge this ability into 'overflow' instead of creating a new 'flow'
> property?  This might not be a good idea, actually; it would mean that
> if you want to, for example, shift all of <body>'s contents into a
> slot, you have to set 'overflow' appropriately and then set
> "height:0", which sounds weird.

I had the same thought initially but then decided it was a bad idea.  Remember that individual lines could have overflow and it's perfectly reasonable to want to clip that overflow.  In other words how content is paginated can lead to there being overflow out of the top and bottom of a slot and overflow:hidden should certainly work to clip that content if desired.  

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Thursday, 31 March 2011 21:54:04 GMT

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