Re: [css-containment] ED of Containment ready for review (was overflow:clip)

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Ojan Vafai <> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <>wrote:
>> On Tue Dec 10 2013 at 5:33:25 PM, Charles Walton <
>>> wrote:
>>> If criteria 2 + 3 (the scroll-related ones) are removed, I don't see a
>>> big benefit in expanding the syntax beyond the current "none | strict"
>>> values. Being said, I'm not sure I fully understand the impact of those new
>>> generated content properties.
>> The point of the expanded syntax I proposed is precisely to allow the
>> scroll-related ones to still be available, if you need them.
>>> Also, are there any problems with SVG-esque stuff, like imported clip
>>> paths? Say "#shape" was defined within a "contain: strict" element - could
>>> it be referenced outside that element?
>> That is a good question.  Probably no, I would think.  Levi, Ojan,
>> thoughts?
> Very late to this. It's not clear to me what should happen here. My
> intuition is that we'd want to disallow this. The things contain:strict is
> trying to achieve are style recalculation and layout isolation. So, in this
> case, laying out the contents of the contain:strict element would require
> first laying out the #shape element. It could be made to work, but I'm not
> sure we'd want to.

It would be some amount of work to make clip-path: url(#shape) work when
#shape is in a contain:strict element. However, it would also be some
amount of work to make sure that clip-path: url(#shape) does NOT work when
#shape's nearest contain:strict ancestor is not the nearest contain:strict
ancestor of the styled element (which I assume is what you'd really want).
I'm not sure the former is much more work than the latter.

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