Re: padding lost in overflow

On 11/01/2014 9:59 AM, Brad Kemper wrote:
>> On Jan 10, 2014, at 2:24 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <> wrote:
>> It seems more logical to lay out the contents normally, as if you were
>> doing overflow:visible, then grow the content box to fully contain the
>> contents, and wrap the padding box around that as normal.  The first
>> part is what we do already; it's really weird that the content box is
>> allowed to overflow the padding box.
> I completely agree.

Tab, for the content box to fully contain the contents, this also 
requires that there is no clipping of the content's margin-box. This is 
how IE7 rendered overflowing content with overflow:scroll. This was 
raised as an issue by Bruno Fassino in February 2008 in this thread [1] 
titled 'Overflow and Margins" and is also a very old gecko bug [2].

There is also the CSS3 overflow [3] that I had hoped would eventually 
define overflow. Whatever is decided, it would make sense to have the 
same behavior for the root element or viewport.



Alan Gresley

Received on Saturday, 11 January 2014 06:11:34 UTC