Opera overflow bug when no explicit width is set

Without an explicit width set, overflow:auto and overflow:scroll do not work in Opera 6.06, 7.23, 7.54 or 8.0. Oddly enough it does work in Opera 7.02, except Opera 7.02 ignores max-width.

Test page Workaround is included
Reported by: Kravvitz.

Opera | Reported on 28 June 2005.

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1 Posted by TarquinWJ on 1 July 2005 | Permalink

Am I missing something here? All I get is a nonsense page saying "HTML and XHTML - Common HTML 4.01 Mistakes", with no description of the bug, and no testcase.

Anyway, that aside, I use this all the time in Opera, and it works for me. It fails in IE though. Is it just the specific versions that are supposed to have problems?

2 Posted by Kravvitz on 2 July 2005 | Permalink

I apologize. I was having trouble with mod_rewrite. The link works now.

After submitting this bug to this Bug Report System, I realized that this happens only when the element has position:relative or position:fixed set.

The demo has been updated to reflect this and to include a second version of the work around.