RE: where is overflow:none ?

> [Original Message]
> From: Andrew Fedoniouk <>
> Hi, guys, I have a strange question :)
> Is it possible to say overflow:none ?
> Is it possible in CSS to say that paragraph dimensions will never be less
> than content of the paragraph?
> The default value of overflow attribute is visible.
> And sure I am getting this:
> (
> in Mozilla and Opera.
> Seems like Internet Explorer always respects intrinsic content dimensions
> and is using
> something like overflow:none
> Did I miss something?

The default value of overflow is "auto" which besides having some
minimal recommendations is largely up to the UA to decide what to do.
Using visible overflow, as shown in the PNG, while not a recommended
behavior, appears to be technically legal for CSS 2.1.

For a UA that implements 'max-width' (which has a default of "auto")
then if I am interpreting the Box module draft correctly, in a case where
'max-width' is "auto" then the intrinsic width of an item would become
in effect a minimum width, in which case for the example you have given,
the viewport should be scrolling to display a <body> that overflows the
viewport and in which the border of the <body> would surround all of the

Gecko has a 'max-width' property, but it does not appear to follow
the current CSS 3 Box working draft as it appears to use a default
value of "none" which isn't in either offical Box module working draft.

Received on Sunday, 16 May 2004 23:18:14 UTC