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

From: Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:24:04 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE8724E2.76F80%bruno@hexanet.net>

On 10/18/13 8:47 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 1:38 AM, Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net> wrote:
>> On 10/17/13 2:57 PM, "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kanghaol@oupeng.com> wrote:
>>>(2013/10/18 5:35), Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net>
>>>>> Does this proposal address "clearing the float" at all?
>>>>> I would be ideal is there was a native solution for this by now,
>>>>> than the 'clearfix' hacks.
>>>>> And while 'overflow:hidden' helps, it's not a comprehensive solution
>>>>> 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
>> I bring this due to the implications between overflow:hidden and
>> 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
>> 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.

I would be indeed, if it prevents scrolling in a way that it clips the
inline flow of inline-blocks beyond it margins. As per my previous use

>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:

I had not being introduced to the New Sizing Keywords. Sounds good.

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