Re: Proposal for "overflow:clip" for stronger painting isolation

On Oct 18, 2013, at 8:47 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 1:38 AM, Bruno Racineux <> wrote:
>> On 10/17/13 2:57 PM, "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <> wrote:
>>> (2013/10/18 5:35), Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Bruno Racineux <>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Does this proposal address "clearing the float" at all?
>>>>> I would be ideal is there was a native solution for this by now, rather
>>>>> than the 'clearfix' hacks.
>>>>> And while 'overflow:hidden' helps, it's not a comprehensive solution to
>>>>> clear-fixing.
>>>> This is basically a more powerful/comprehensive overflow:hidden, so it
>>>> addresses float clearing as well as overflow:hidden does.
>>> I suppose this reads
>>> 'overflow: clip' doesn't address "clearing the float"
>>> ? I am not criticizing the proposal as the use cases might just be
>>> parallel,
>> I bring this due to the implications between overflow:hidden and "clearing
>> the float". And for lack of introduction perhaps, I am curious to
>> understand what overflow:clip intends to achieve or address.
>>> but the above sentence is just vague and diffucult to parse, at least to
>>> me.
>> The way I read Tab, is that it would substitute the "overflow:hidden"
>> method of
>> "clearing the float". But it is vague indeed.
> I'm not sure how I was vague.  overflow:clip is a stronger version of
> overflow:hidden, effectively.  It works exactly as well for clearing
> floats as overflow:hidden does.  If you're unsatisfied using
> overflow:hidden to clear floats, you'll be unsatisfied with using
> overflow:clip as well.
> Getting a container element to contain its floats has been addressed
> directly in the Sizing spec, though it hasn't gotten implementation
> yet.  You can set "min-height: contain-floats;" to make it work:
> <>.

Should overflow:clip create a stacking context? (Please say yes.)


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