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overflow

Specifies how to handle content overflow of an element if the content does not fit within the predefined boundaries of the element.

Browser/User Agent Support

IE Netscape Mozilla Opera Safari
5.0-6.07.0+ 4.0+ 1.0+ 4.0+ 1.3.2+
  • IE: Support for overflow is almost complete for IE 5-6
  • Safari: Support for overflow is not dynamic.

Values

inherit Inherit the value from the parent element.
visible Content is rendered outside of the element.
hidden Content is clipped at the boundaries of the element.
scroll Display scroll bars to access overflow content.
auto Overflow behavior to be determined by the window or user settings.

Example

For a demonstration of the overflow attribute, see the demo page on quirksmode:

http://www.navioo.com/html_css/overflow_239.htm

Availability

W3C CSS2

Related

Examples -> Source code Demo online - > overflow:

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