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Re: Publishing the flexible box model

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 15:46:52 -0500
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <B44A761D-BACB-4D30-8CE8-9D2CFB3EE588@apple.com>

On Jun 3, 2008, at 11:48 PM, L. David Baron wrote:

> I'd like to move forward with publishing the flexible box model as a
> working draft.  There have been specs floating around for years, but
> it's never been published on the TR page (despite, I believe, a
> minuted group resolution to do so at one point).
> I think the newest draft is
> http://xulplanet.com/ndeakin/xul/specs/flexbox.html .  (There's also
> an older draft at
> http://www.damowmow.com/temp/csswg/old/ui/flexbox.html .)
> I propose we use the shortname css-flexbox; I'm willing to import it
> into dev.w3.org space and prepare it for publication if needed.
> There's a good bit more technical work needed in writing up the
> details of the layout algorithm in mathematical form (and also in
> adding more examples, or readding dropped ones from the older spec).
> However, I don't think that prevents us from publishing it as a
> working draft so that we can get wider feedback on the material we
> have so far.

This sounds great, and I can help out as needed with the layout  
algorithm.    WebKit has a (highly experimental) implementation of  
flexbox.  We also have some tests that should be useful.  Most of the  
tests involve integration of flexboxes into block layout (testing how  
they work when floated, testing overflow, testing that they act  
properly as positioned containers, etc.).


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