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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-overflow] overflow: Consider support for overlay scrollbars

From: Liam Quin via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:10:05 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-238935322-1470849003-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
If the width of the scollbar is known to CSS an author could write,
  margin-left: max(1em, --ui-scrollbar-width)
or whatever, and reserve space accordingly. That might be better than 
a new property.

The main difficulties I see is are
1. you don't know whether the scrollbar will be on the left, right, 
top, bottom, depending on language writing mode and user locale and 
preferences.
2. the box model needs to be clear that the scroll bar comes out of 
margin (or padding) space. Maybe that's already clear?
3. we don't actually have max()

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