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Re: [CSS3] Flexible Flow Module, proposal.

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:46:58 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600904121546u17041f14xbc64ce522aced416@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Andrew Fedoniouk <
news@terrainformatica.com> wrote:

> David Hyatt wrote:
>
>> On Apr 12, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>>
>>
>>> That is not what I was asking for.
>>>
>>> Suppose I have elements A and B with intrinsic widths 100px and 200px
>>> respectively. Suppose the container has width 400px, and I want the extra
>>> space to be distributed equally to A and B, so they end up with widths 150px
>>> and 250px. Your proposal has no way to do this as far as I can tell, nor is
>>> it possible by setting min-widths or max-widths.
>>>
>>> This is actually the default behaviour for XUL boxes, so it seems
>>> important to me that any flex-box-like spec be able to do it.
>>>
>>
>> Yeah, I just brought this up in my last message as well.  The only way I
>> can see to solve this for flex units is to actually specify both values,
>> e.g.,
>>
>> width: (100px)1*
>>
>> or something like that....
>>
>
> I am not sure I understand the problem.
>
> If you will define:
>
> #A { width:max-intrinsic; padding-left:1*; padding-right:1* }
> #B { width:max-intrinsic; padding-left:1*; padding-right:1* }
>
> than widths of *border* boxes will be set in the way you want.
>
> Is this the answer or I've missed something?
>

That does not allow the children of A and B to occupy the extra width. The
extra width can only be white space.

Rob
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