[thelist] horiz scrollbar only on overflow div

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 22 22:38:00 CST 2003

> From: "Peter-Paul Koch" <gassinaumasis at hotmail.com>
> > > >this produces a div with both horizontal and vertical scrollbars.
> > > >anyone know of a way to ditch the vertical one?
> > >
> > > overflow: auto
> > >
> > > Now a scrollbar is only generated when necessary.
> >
> >except in IE/win, which insists on adding a vertical scrollbar,
> >ostensibly to make up for the space the horizontal scrollbar is
> >occupying...
> Err..no, overflow: auto works as advertised in IE Win.

visit this in IE/win (5.5 is what i have here):

completely unecessary vertical scrollbars... even added padding to
try to override it...

> I think you're describing an IE Mac bug with the problems of the
> hidden 15px margin.

no, but that same page in IE/mac results in the <pre> collapsing so
none of the content within is visible...

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  Web Graphics for Non-Designers
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