Overflow on body in frameset

In a frameset a body {overflow: hidden} declaration is carried on to the next page.

Test page. Workaround is included.
Reported by ppk.

Explorer Mac | Reported on 7 January 2005.

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1 Posted by NKM on 10 January 2005 | Permalink

Is that test page supposed to scroll using the mouse wheel? b/c it does in Firefox 1.0.

2 Posted by ppk on 11 January 2005 | Permalink

Interesting. I don't know if a body {overflow: hidden} is supposed to be scrollable, but it certainly is in Mozilla.

3 Posted by TarquinWJ on 13 January 2005 | Permalink

According to Ian Hickson's clarification of specification-speak, yes. Being overflow: hidden; simply means that no scrolling mechanism is displayed, but the browser may choose to allow you to scroll by other means, and may also scroll the element automatically if you link to an anchor within it. This is one of the minor differences between overflow:hidden; and clipping.