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How to create a scroll box.

 I want to create a scroll box which contain the text. text is scroll within the box and also shows the scroll bar.


I used following code, it working fine on IE and Mozila on desktop but not on mobile browser.


<div style="width: 50px; height: 50px; overflow: auto; overflow-y: auto; position: absolute">Scrollable Text.....</div>


How can i create this.

I am using XHTML..

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Re: How to create a scroll box.

Get rid of position absolute (why is it there anyway?)


This works fine but (current) mobile browsers don't display scrollbars


When you think about it scrollbars are for non-touch devices so the user can use a mouse to scroll through more content than can be displayed, with a touch device this is unrequired so they got rid of scrollbars


The scroll would be very hard to control anyway on a mobile as your finder is massive compared a mouse pointer


If you want them to give the user an idea where they are within a scrolling area then you'd have to create and update them manually

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