Sorry Tom, I missed your message.
>It can actually be useful. For instance, see
I see how someone *could* want that effect. I was being a little rhetorical.
If 99% of the time you don't want that, or can code it otherwise,
containment is far better.
>I don't believe the spec should be changed, that would be chaotic. I just
new property should be added for CSS3.
Yes, good point. That would seem to be best. And then you can contain or
not. Hope someone responds to your w3c post, it's right on the mark.