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Re: [css3-ui] Proposal for an "overlay" value for 'overflow'

From: Walter Dolce <walterdolce@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:24:05 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+QHm2r8TU+p9z2iEvKmTF7+-n_f5WcE_V5Yjsns1YWdAsZVvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Hi all,

I agree with Simon. I think it's not useful.

I tried to include a background-color and it does not *overlay(s)* it. Mh,
no.


2013/1/24 Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>

> On Jan 24, 2013, at 11:58 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I just learned of this this morning, but apparently WebKit has a
> > long-existing extra value for 'overflow' called "overlay":
> > <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32388>.  It's not prefixed or
> > anything.  Its effect is identical to "auto", except it forces the
> > scrollbars, when generated, to be overlay rather than space-filling.
> > That is, the scrollbars act like abspos elements attached to the
> > end/after edges of the element, and if there's insufficient padding on
> > those edges, will happily overlap content at the edge.
> >
> > Here's an example of it in action: <http://jsfiddle.net/rNxgD/>.  View
> > in a WebKit-based browser, obviously.
> >
> > This is apparently used by a small amount of web content, and some
> > Apple content, which means we can't remove it from our engine easily.
> > It seems potentially useful for general CSS, though.  How do others
> > feel about standardizing this?
>
> Can you provide more data on pages that use this in the wild?
>
> I don't believe we have any content at Apple that cares about
> overflow:overlay;
> if we do, then we should move it under a prefix.
>
> I don't think we should standardize this value.
>
> Simon
>
>
>


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