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Re: scroll-position

From: John Oyler <johnoyler.css@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:31:46 -0500
Message-Id: <DF4DF739-D81A-4347-9D45-F968722E8500@gmail.com>
Cc: Markus Jonsson <carnaby@passagen.se>
To: www-style@w3.org

On Nov 6, 2007, at 4:57 AM, Markus Jonsson wrote:

> The standard flow of text is top to bottom. Yet it has become  
> conventional to list ordered data (such as a mailbox) bottom to  
> top, possibly
> due to the fact that the initial scroll position is normally at the  
> top, and of course it's preferable to have the newest data visible at
> start.

Is this appropriate? Were I to do this to a page, the user scrolls  
up, and then via javascript I retrieve the value of the style  
property, which value should be returned? I can do this and get an  
idea of the state of other elements, but here it would be useless.  
While your use case seems valid, this doesn't seem to me to be the  
correct approach. Not sure what should be though. Something XBLish?

John Oyler
Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:31:58 UTC

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