Err.. doesn't the browser give you scroll bars when the application
wants more space than will fit in the browser window?
Safari does not. But I wonder now if other browsers will.
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Depending on how you embed the SWF into the HTML page the browser will add scrollbars for you assuming your Application doesn't have any size specified on it. That will mean that the SWF just grows to whatever size the Application's content is.
But if you have defined a size on your application like width/height="100%" then the browser won't add scrollbars since the SWF is just taking up as much space as it is given. In this case you will want to use scrollbars inside your Flex application. Scroller is a great component for adding scrolling at the application. It is recommended that you custom skin to accomplish this. See this post for an example: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3016903#3016903
For some reason, after simplifying my layouts in the main application and components, the scrollbars appear appropriately on the browser.
Using this basic layout model: