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[csswg-drafts] [css-overflow-4] defaults for scrollbar-gutter in the block axis (#5252)

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:54:44 +0000
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frivoal has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-overflow-4] defaults for scrollbar-gutter in the block axis ==
https://drafts.csswg.org/css-overflow-4/#scrollbar-gutter-property says:

> The presence of a scrollbar gutter at the block start edge and block end edge of the box cannot be controlled in this level, and is determined the same way as the presence of scrollbar gutters placed at the inline start edge or inline end edge of the box when scrollbar-gutter is auto.

We could later, if we wanted to, expand the `scrollbar-gutter` property to take a second value that describes the block start / block end gutters, and which defaults to `auto` when omitted.

However, this means were deciding now that the default is `auto`. Maybe that's fine. But also, `auto` is the default only because legacy behavior, not because it's better. So the default could also be (for example) `auto` if the first value is `auto` but `stable` otherwise. Or maybe something else.

The point is, if what we're defining now is the shorthand, we have to decide now what the default in the other axis is.

If we don't want to make that decision now, we could just define `scrollbar-inline-gutter` and worry later about what the other axis later defaults to when you omit it from the shorthand.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/5252 using your GitHub account
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