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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-scrollbars][proposal] Define the scrollable area of an element (#3428)

From: jonjohnjohnson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:07:22 +0000
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Maybe someone from the microsoft team could way in on what went into the reasoning for their [-ms-scroll-limit](https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127336(v=vs.85).aspx) property ([description](https://books.google.com/books?id=ouZdAlif4RwC&pg=PA185&lpg=PA185&dq=%22-ms-scroll-limit%22+property&source=bl&ots=n_RcOAsQkW&sig=Mdb3kRcr87UhjAxsE_pzMrzWQx0))? Seems like there could be crossover here.

Though, more than limiting a scrollable area within a scroll container, I've often found myself just wanting to limit the placement of scrollbars within a scroll container, "pulling" the scrollbar tracks placement in from the containers edges, to leave room for many of these visually non scrolling areas, even if only sometimes non scrolling, like what google has called "hidey bars" that move in and out of view with scrolling direction. So fixed/sticky headers/footers/sidebars are never obfuscated by the scrollbar/track.

Since we have `scrollbar-width`, what about `scrollbar-inset`/`scrollbar-insets`taking physical/logical offset values?

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