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Re: Used Style Computation (and Viewport/Canvas Layout)

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:04:57 +0200
Message-ID: <E07688EA9179437294996EB334F340A9@FREMYD2>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
|  OK.  It would need to not allow visible overflow, and make certain
|  guarantees about its behavior, but it could be done in general.

Why would 'overflow: visible' be a problem exactly? Is that really a layout
issue, or a drawing issue? Because if it's a drawing issue, I don't expect
that to be an issue because I don't want to modify how the drawing phase
work. When drawing is required, every element will have its layout, just in
the way it's now. I just envision to change who is reponsible of the layout,
and when it's gonna be computed (actually, 'if, and in which order' could be
more exact than 'when').

|  it'd be a huge amount of work, I suspect.

The positive point is that I don't need something ASAP. For now, I just need
to look at my goal and find a path to it. That it will take time to reach my
destination is granted already :-)

However, the scrolling issue is a very interesting use case indeed that's
one of the reasons preventing Facebook from using HTML5 for their iOS app. 
Received on Monday, 24 September 2012 19:05:22 UTC

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