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Re: overflow: repeat – Repeating Content for CSS

From: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:18:43 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQg4HPWzt2-droJG8mYs92qrmL=qdBrt2j-jgHGBpkjVHWZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> It took me a while to understand this from your description, but
> you're just describing a scrolling container that "wraps around" at
> the end, correct?
> I agree that such a thing would be useful.

That is correct.

> > Q: What about scroll indicators?
> > A: This should be implemented as befits the user agent, but wrapping the
> > indicators with the content is one possibility.
> This isn't a complete enough answer.  Do you have *any idea* how one
> might show a scrollbar that's useful for wrapping scroll?  Without a
> good idea, I don't see how anyone can implement this.
> ~TJ

Sure, let me go into more detail: when the user surpasses the end of the
nominal content height/width, completing a "loop," the side/bottom scroll
indicator goes back to its starting position.  The inverse takes place for
scrolling up/left beyond the nominal content start.  I don't think we
necessarily need new controls for this mechanic, existing scroll indicators
are easily compatible.
Received on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 02:19:30 UTC

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