CSS position fixed doesn't work when parent div has an animation transition.

Issue #12699983 • Assigned to Matt R.


Simon B.
Jul 10, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
Reported by 5 people

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Steps to reproduce

Any div with a CSS animation rule containing a child element having position: fixed will not be positioned relative to the main window. Instead the child becomes docked to the animated div (Hey! you’ve inadvertently implemented position: sticky!)

All other browsers behave correctly.

.fixed {
  bottom:0; right: 0; left:0;
  background: #ccc;
@keyframes page-in {
    0% { transform: scaleX(1.1) scaleY(1.1); }
    100% { }

body > div {
  width: 200px;
  height: 100px;
  margin: auto;
  animation:page-in .5s ease forwards;
  background: #cc0000;
<div class="outer">
<div class="fixed">
I should be a the bottom of the page, not this box.

The only workaround for Edge is to explicitly turn off the rule, eg element.style.animation = 'none'.

A reproduction of the bug is also available here: https://jsfiddle.net/su1bduyp/2/


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Rick J.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rick J.” to “Matt R.”

    • This also appears to be the case with the transition property.

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