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

From: Axel Dahmen <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:04:32 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <mcq12f$2tl$1@ger.gmane.org>
"Florian Rivoal"  schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:521A25AB-C03B-44F8-9353-25A441C03683@rivoal.net...
> Also, while this should be fairly easy to spec and to implement, I am not 
> fully convinced this is actually a good idea to give this control to 
> authors. As a platform wide setting, or a user controlled preference, 
> sure, but I worry that having many sites being inconsistent with 
> each-other about the look and feel of scrolling would be detrimental to 
> users ability to recognise scrollable things.

Certainly, hiding the system scrollbar wouldn't be the end of the story for 
the author, of course. It's just a necessary prerequisite.

After having hidden the system scrollbar, authors would be able to add/apply 
their own, custom, visual cues for scrolling. Imagine a scrolling jog wheel. 
Or a paging scroll header ("page 1 of 10"). Or something similar to a 
progress bar. Anything but the system provided scroll bars. Even nothing, if 
that's the intention of the author. We should leave the decision of which or 
whether a visual cue is to be provided to the author.

~Axel 
Received on Friday, 27 February 2015 15:05:31 UTC

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