Re: where is overflow:none ?

Hi, Joachim,

I guess it is better to use 'intrinsic' value proposed by David Baron:

min-width: intrinsic;

width:auto; is used for the same purposes. Shall we update this place also?

Boris Zbarsky told me that no one value of overflow attribute should change
dimensions of a box.
Per initial design of box model.

Therefore min-width, min-height:intrinsic seems the only way.


Accessibility: If user will increase default font size in his/her UA then
intial overflow:visible can make document non-readable. As different
portions of the text will overlap each other.


overflow:none has a clear logical sense (for me): in no circumstances box
width or/and box height will be less than its content - read: will never

Let's imagine that we have some method to compute effective box width in
UA's implementation:

int effective_width( element e, style s, ....)
    int ewidth = s.min_width;
    if( s.overflow == none )
         ewidth = max(s.min_width, e.minimum_content_width())
    if( s.width > ewidth )
         ewidth = s.width

Andrew Fedoniouk.

>  --- Andrew Fedoniouk <>
> wrote: >
> >
> > But question still remains :
> > How to say using current or future CSS "I want this
> > paragraph to occupy
> > space as much as needed to show its content in
> > full"?
> >
> Good question. But I don't think "none" is the right
> word for this. "force" or "expand" perhaps.
> But in which way would the paragraph expand? width,
> height, or both?
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Received on Monday, 17 May 2004 14:09:59 UTC