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[CSS21] 'overflow' should apply to 'inline-table' elements

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:50:38 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20101016195038.GA17927@pickering.dbaron.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visufx.html#overflow says that the
'overflow' property applies to:
  # non-replaced block-level elements, table cells, and inline-block
  # elements 

This means it applies to elements with display 'block', 'table', and
'inline-block', but not 'inline-table'.  This seems rather

I think it should also apply to elements with display
'inline-table'; in other words, that we should change the quoted
text to say:
  # non-replaced block-level elements, table cells, inline-block,
  # and inline-table elements 

Gecko and Chromium already implement this, as demonstrated by the
fact that they both fail:


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