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Re: [css3-flexbox] overflow property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 15:18:13 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDD0Spj3zFsCvRH=bD_iFGXKCBTYoh+H-aeRE0e8iWjRMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Morten Stenshorne <mstensho@opera.com> wrote:
> Should the 'overflow' property apply to flexboxes? Implementations do
> support it, and I think it makes sense to do so.
> However, the flexbox spec (20120510) says that "Flexboxes are not block
> containers", and CSS21 says that 'overflow' applies to block containers
> only.
> BTW: When it comes to "the other non-block container thing", namely
> tables, it looks like we have all agreed to honor overflow:hidden, while
> overflow:scroll and overflow:auto are treated as overflow:visible...

CSS21 needs fixing there.  Anton, fantasai, you led me astray!  Y'all
told me that it doesn't make sense to call it a block context!

Overflow should definitely apply.

Received on Friday, 11 May 2012 13:19:10 UTC

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