[whatwg] HTML5 Feedback: Section 3.5.3 Scrolling elements into view

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri Jun 6 01:47:58 PDT 2008

If the part of the document following the bookmark is too short for the
containing view port, revealing the bookmark should be equivalent to
scrolling to the end of the containing page.

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Bonner, Matt (IPG)
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 8:59 PM
To: Ian Hickson; Brad Fults
Subject: Re: [whatwg] HTML5 Feedback: Section 3.5.3 Scrolling elements into

Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, Brad Fults wrote:
> >
> >   2. It may not be possible to align the top of the element 
> >      with the top of the viewport without scrolling past the 
> >      bottom of the document, so the "must" is unreasonable. 
> >      This contingency should be mentioned (scrolling past the
> >      bottom of the document is not, as far as I know, desired).
> I don't understand what you mean. How can something in the document be
> further down than the bottom of the document?

I'm wondering if he was thinking about cases where the element is
shorter vertically than the viewport?  It might be worth clarifying
what happens in that case.  I assume the answer is "nothing"?


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