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Re: padding lost in overflow

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:08:34 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZ006NvLh0acbSL27uiQhMNvdhtJE361X1L5yodfaqJ7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Mats Palmgren <mats@mozilla.com>, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>, Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@chromium.org>
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> After thinking through it more, yeah, you're right.  We don't want to
> *actually* mess with the boxes, but we *do* want to allow people to
> use 'padding' for the end edges of their scrollable content the same
> way they can with the start edges.
> So yeah, just growing the overflow area by the amount of the padding
> along the end edges would work.

I'm not totally opposed to that idea, but there is still going to be
confusion about what the padding box and content boxes of the scrolled
element actually are --- in authors' minds, if not the spec. So I'm not
convinced it's a clear win. I'd like to hear the opinions of more people.

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