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Apply overflow:hidden selectively?

3:46 pm on Oct 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a situation where the optimal situation would involve applying overflow:hidden to a parent element, and then have a few child elements be able to break free of the parent. Is there any way to do that?

For reference, here's the HTML:

<ul id="Locale">
<li><a href="\" class="current">United States</a></li>
<li><a href="\" id="indiaLink">India</a></li>
<li><a href="\" id="intlLink">International</a></li>

And the CSS:

#Masthead ul#Locale {
position: absolute;
width: 275px;
right: 0px;
overflow: hidden;
margin-top: 25px;
#Masthead ul#Locale li {
display: block;
float: left;
height: 10px;
overflow: visible;
border-left: 1px solid #666;
padding: 0px 5px;
margin: 0px;
margin-left: -1px;

I want to add tooltips to the links, within the LIs, but they need to be able to overflow the list..

9:48 am on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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tooltips aren't really controlled by CSS as far as I remember, so changing the way they work will be hard to do from CSS.

Perhaps the solution to your problem might be in trying not to need the overflow:hidden in the first place ?