li {overflow: auto} generates unnecessary horizontal scroll bar

When an li element is set to overflow: auto Firefox creates a horizontal scroll bar in most cases. Short entries not containing block level tags don't suffer from this problem.

The workaround is to wrap the content of a list item in a div and set the overflow on the div instead.

Test page Workaround is included
Reported by: Marc Pacheco.

Mozilla | Reported on 25 April 2005.

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1 Posted by Jaap Roes on 25 April 2005 | Permalink

I'm not seeing any scrollbars in the list using a recent firefox nightly, so I guess the bux will be fixed in firefox 1.1