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Re: [css-overflow] overflow-x, overflow-y and tables

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:16:42 -0700
To: Robert Hogan <robhogan@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20151019181642.GA32198@pescadero.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2015-10-19 18:10 +0000, Robert Hogan wrote:
> HI all,
> 
> Could I get some direction on this? Is the exclusion of tables from
> overflow-x and overflow-y by confining them to block-containers deliberate?

Not sure what the original intention was, but I wasn't aware of any
implementations applying them to tables.  Do they?

-David

> Maybe I'm just being dumb and overflow-x and overflow-y can apply safely to
> the 'table wrapper box', it's just the table box inside it that's excluded
> by the language 'In CSS 2.2, a block-level box is also a block container
> box unless it is a table box or the principal box of a replaced element.'
> 
> It's hard to tell what the intention is and I'd like to make Blink do the
> right thing here.
> 
> Thanks,
> Robert
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM Robert Hogan <robhogan@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi there,
> >
> > Per https://drafts.csswg.org/css-overflow-3/#overflow-properties
> > overflow, overflow-x and overflow-y only apply to block containers in
> > CSS2 land. To me, this means that the resolution of conflicting
> > overflow-x and overflow-y values is either undefined or UAs shouldn't
> > allow overflow-x/overflow-y to be specified for tables in the first
> > place. It looks like everyone does allow the latter so is the next
> > best step to define in css-overflow the resolution everyone currently
> > uses in practice, which is to resolve 'hidden' to 'visible' if x and y
> > conflict?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Robert
> >

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