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Re: [css-overflow]: Suggestion - add property value to allow scrolling without scrollbar

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:10:23 +0900
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <5627B85F-0323-412F-A7EE-B452FB81FE8A@rivoal.net>
To: Sanja Bonic <sanja.bonic@univie.ac.at>

> On 27 Feb 2015, at 21:47, Sanja Bonic <sanja.bonic@univie.ac.at> wrote:
>> The microsoft incarnation of the overflow-style property, which has existed and disappeared in various drafts with different values, would solve this:
>> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh441298.aspx
>> -ms-overflow-style: auto | none | scrollbar | -ms-autohiding-scrollbar
> That's a good thing. One other option is to leave overflow as is and just add an additional
> scrollbar: visible | hidden

The naming you suggest is arguably better, but this is essentially the same property, as overflow-style, despite the name, is not a long-hand of overflow. *If* we add it, I do think that 4 values is reasonable:

- auto: platform default behavior
- visible (scrollbar in ms's proposal): always show
- hidden (none in ms's proposal): always hide
- dynamic / autohiding / autohiding-scrollbar: show during scroll, hide otherwise

> We could also add something that would be implemented like a styleable overlay showing where you are at the page, similar to what a Kindle shows with % of a book completed. Of course, that only makes sense for pages with a lot of content.

Couldn't this be done by using the none/hidden value of the property discussed above, and rolling your own using js? Providing styleable native controls is always tricky.

 - Florian
Received on Friday, 27 February 2015 13:11:58 UTC

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