The overflow-inline CSS media feature can be used to test how the output device handles content that overflows the initial containing block along the inline axis.

Syntax

The overflow-inline feature is specified as a keyword value chosen from the list below.

none
Content that overflows the inline axis is not displayed.
scroll
Content that overflows the inline axis can be seen by scrolling to it.

Example

HTML

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam ac turpis eleifend, fringilla velit ac, aliquam tellus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Nunc velit erat, tempus id rutrum sed, dapibus ut urna. Integer vehicula nibh a justo imperdiet rutrum. Nam faucibus pretium orci imperdiet sollicitudin. Nunc id facilisis dui. Proin elementum et massa et feugiat. Integer rutrum ullamcorper eleifend. Proin sit amet tincidunt risus. Sed nec augue congue eros accumsan tincidunt sed eget ex.</p>

CSS

@media (overflow-inline: scroll) {
  p {
    color: red;
  }
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Queries Level 4
The definition of 'overflow-inline' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 1422235.
IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes See bug 1422235.
Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

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