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[Bug 6236] New: scroll bar placement in frames

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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 15:53:10 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6236-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>


           Summary: scroll bar placement in frames
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec proposals
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: intelnav@yahoo.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


I'm not sure if this is a bug or a suggestion, maybe somewhere in between.
The problem is with frames that have their scroll bars hidden because they are
too long or too wide (usually too long) so the scroll bar is in the hidden area
of the browser window. Sometimes it happens that the frame is very long so it's
really annoying to go to its bottom to scroll it left or right, then go back to
the place where you were in the frame. A typical situation (the one that
happens to me more frequently anyway) is a Yahoo mail with many big pictures
attached that are viewed inline. The frame has all pictures one under the
other, and you can imagine it can be pretty difficult to view each picture if
one has to always go to the bottom of the frame to scroll left or right.
The obvious solution I think would be that the scroll bars for frames be
displayed at the edges of the visible area of the frame, not at those of the
frame itself, as they are currently.

I tried to suggest this as a feature request (or bug) to Firefox and they said
I should bring it up with you, because it's a standards issue. Which makes
sense. If you'd like to see my discussion with the folks at Mozilla, here it


At begin they're talking about another (related) issue. My proposal starts at
post 6, on nov. 13th, my user id is vsim. In this post I describe the problem,
the proposed solution is in my third post in the discussion.

V. Simionescu

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