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Re: [css3-multicol] Column rule outside element and overflow behavior

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:13:39 +0200
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wvff81mwidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:13:16 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>  
wrote:

> Simon Pieters wrote:
>
>  > Consider a multicol element with a column rule that extends outside  
> the
>  > element. If an ancestor has overflow:auto set, and the column rule  
> extends
>  > outside that ancestor as well, should the rule just be clipped or  
> should
>  > it cause the ancestor to gain a scrollbar? Opera/Firefox/Chrome just  
> clip.
>  > I'm not sure how this is handled in the spec currently, if at all.
>  >
>  > http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/saved/2207
>
> The spec says:
>
>   Column rules do not take up space. That is, the presence or
>   thickness of a column rule will not alter the placement of anything
>   else. If a column rule is wider than its gap, the adjacent column
>   boxes will overlap the rule, and the rule may possibly extend
>   outside the box of the multicol element.
>
>   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-multicol/#column-gaps-and-rules
>
> I think "does not alter the placement of anything else" implies that
> scrollbars should not be added.

OK.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 12 April 2013 12:14:13 UTC

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