overflow on tbody doesn't work in Firefox 3.7 alpha

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 577308

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 577308
9 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: jorn, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a3pre) Gecko/20100312 Minefield/3.7a3pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.3a3pre) Gecko/20100312 Minefield/3.7a3pre

Scrolling on tbody when tbody has a height and overflow set to auto doesn't work in Firefox 3.7 alpha.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Create a table with 
<tbody style="height: 100px; overflow: auto">
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Comment 1

9 years ago
Created attachment 432240 [details]
Test case for overflow on tbody (also my testcase for text-overflow: ellipsis)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Bug 28800 remove support for scrolling on rowgroups.
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Comment 3

9 years ago
Has scrolling on rowgroups been removed!!!

Who in there right mind would do that? 
When creating web applications for different companies we always recommend developing for Firefox because Firefox is the only one supporting this great feature. "Every body" want's information displayed in tables with static header (and sometimes footer).

We can of courses do something similar with javascript, but I can't see any good reason for why this shouldn't be as simple as style="height: 100px; overflow: auto" (Even if it isn't 100% up the the standards).

I it will get removed you should also post a it as an up coming "feature" at:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Upcoming_Firefox_features_for_developers

I personally knows a lot of Intranet applications which will break, and developers needs a head up to warn their customers.

Comment 4

9 years ago
I second Jørn's concern here. This would be tragic and represent a giant step *backwords* in modern web-technology. Someone should really put up a large warning-sign somewhere.

Is there a *single* argument for removing this functionality?

Comment 5

8 years ago
> Is there a *single* argument for removing this functionality?

Incompatible with CSS standard and other browsers, see bug 28800 comment 37
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 577308

Comment 6

8 years ago
Well, plenty of stuff has become a standard *because* it once was implemented by someone needing the functionality despite it, at the time, was incompatible with whatever standard.
If you ask users instead of some committee I'm sure everyone developing serious web-applications really need scrolling tbody, regardless of whether it's part of a standard or not.

Thumbs down to the Mozilla team this time!
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