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overflow:hidden bug (I think) in IE7

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I have noted in IE7 that, when the body of a page is given the property overflow:hidden, it can still be scrolled by selecting some of the text on the page and, with the mouse button still down, moving the cursor below the bottom of the screen. Is there any way to prevent this? I'm not fussed if the solution requires javascript.

You can see a demonstration of the problem at:

Finally, in searching for an answer to this problem, I have noted a great deal of talk about accessibility. While I understand that what I am trying to do will make the page inaccessible to some, I believe that it is necessary, or at least vastly simpler than any alternative.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,
Feb 18 '08 #1
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What normally happens is we make a beutiful page that is wonderful, then check it on IE and its rubbish! IE has the reverse midus touch.

Anyway of drhoward could have some input on that!

Anyway back to you problem, I believe thats just one of the little qwerks of all microsoft programs. I have seen this plenty of times before... i mean the ability to scroll down when there is nothing to scroll down to. So its something that if you need, your gonna have to live with.

Finally Search Engines hate it when you hide content (believe me they can tell). what you are doing is hiding content, and mr Google won't look on you so fondly.

Anyway, in short sorry you gonna have to live with that bug.
Feb 20 '08 #2

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Subscribing. I'll check this in later today when I have time.

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Feb 20 '08 #3

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You will never get IE to attempt to perform like modern browsers without a proper doctype. Didn't look to see if that fixes anything but you need one.
Feb 20 '08 #4

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