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Re: [css-overflow-clipping] would 'overflow: clip' affect the layout of surrounding elements?

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:14:00 +0800
Message-ID: <525B0D18.4090507@oupeng.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
(2013/10/14 4:50), Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> There's nothing particularly wrong with having a value that just clips
> without the possibility of scrolling, so that it doesn't need to establish
> a BFC, is just not what I'm going for with my draft.
> Assuming that clip-mask doesn't establish a BFC (I don't have easy access
> to a real computer to check it right now) then it'll work for your
> purposes, using the rectangle() function.

I don't know if we can successfully extend 'clip' to non-abspos elements
and you are right that 'mask' doesn't establish a BFC.

What I am asking is to make 'overflow: clip' (not this 'isolate'
feature) a shorthand of 'mask: image(white)'. No new functionality, but
I have doubts that the latter would take off. Also, with this, the
fallback is easier:

  overflow: hidden;
  overflow: clip;

I don't mean to conflate these two features, but I think this is worth
sorting out.

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