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Re: [css-overflow] computed value of overflow-x -y

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:24:44 -0800
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20141203172444.GA14190@crum.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2014-11-24 13:00 -0800, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
> > http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-overflow-3/#overflow-properties
> >
> > CSS overflow states that the if one of 'overflow-x' and 'overflow-y' has a specified value of 'visible', and there other has a specified value of one of the scrolling values (hidden, scroll or auto), the scrolling value computes to itself, and ‘visible' computes to ‘hidden’
> >
> > However, browsers interoperably (checked Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Presto Opera) have ‘visible’ compute to ‘auto’ in that situation.
> As they should.  Having visible overflow that also overflows in the
> other dimension and thus is cut off by an invisible line is visually
> confusing.

Yeah, not sure why I wrote 'hidden' there.  Fixed:


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