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RE: [CSS21] Auto height of block with horizontal scrollbar

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 14:02:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2D2C4E.6020006@moonhenge.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:30:35 +0000, Arron Eicholz 
<Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On Friday, August 27, 2010 9:30 AM Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 8/27/10 9:02 AM, Øyvind Stenhaug wrote:
>>> Well, if they increment the padding then they only do so for auto
>>> height, not when the height of the outer div is explicitly set to 100px.
>> Ah, ok.  That's interesting....  For an auto-height div, putting the scrollbar into
>> the padding is clearly the right behavior from the standpoint of authors.
>> Otherwise any overflow:auto block with horizontal overflow and auto height
>> would also be forced to have vertical overflow, right?  So I think we should
>> make sure that the spec handles that case well.

> Thank you for your feedback. The CSSWG resolved not to make changes
> to the CSS 2.1 specification[1]. We will be reevaluating this issue
> for errata and future versions of CSS.

Øyvind and Boris, this issue is filed at 

Anton Prowse
Received on Saturday, 4 February 2012 13:02:34 UTC

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