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Re: overflow: repeat – Repeating Content for CSS

From: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:24:26 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQg4E8jDnyuueM=YV_69WUEFqDOLmNtPfHo_6maQtAkQ14Yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com>, rbyers@chromium.org, Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com
Recently went over the awesome minutes taken from the recent Web Input
Brainstorming session (

The topic of "Carouseling scrollers" came up ("Scroll Response APIs"
segment) and I thought this proposal was worth resurfacing, as carouseling
is one of the primary use cases.

Original proposal post:

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>

> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:12 AM, Dirk Schulze <dschulze@adobe.com> wrote:
>> It might get a bit tricky if you have a fixed height (or width for
>> repeat-x) and the content fits one and a half time in it. But I suppose the
>> scroll bar would scroll twice the normal content dimension then.
>> I think it is a good idea as well.
>> Greetings,
>> Dirk
> Hi Dirk,
> Not sure I completely understand the nature of this caveat, but I'll
> describe the scenario that I think you're envisioning and how it might work:
> 1. Repeating content's nominal height is 150px
> 2. Overflow container's height is 100px
> 3. User scrolls 150px down
> 4. Scrollbar indicator is now at the bottom of the the overflow container
> 5. User scrolls an additional 1px
> 6. Scrollbar indicator is now at the top of the overflow container
> 7. The first row of pixels for the repeating content are now visible at
> the bottom of the overflow container
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