Parent container size calculated incorrectly if child element uses position: absolute in combination with transform: translate

Won’t fix Issue #107210


Apr 27, 2014
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Found in build #
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Steps to reproduce



Repro Steps:

  1. Have an element with fixed dimensions, position: relative and overflow:auto
  2. Have a child element with fixed dimensions, position: absolute, left: 50%, top: 50% and transform: translate(-50%, -50%)
  3. Manually inspect area of element from step #1

The following jsfiddle shows the problem:

Expected Results:

Effect of Translate transformation is taken into account when calculating scrollable area size.

Actual Results:



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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sam F.”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sam F.” to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To from “IPBS P.” to “Christian F.”

      Changed Status from “Won’t fix” to “Fixed”

      Changed Status from “Fixed” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

    • Why is this marked as “Won’t fix?”

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