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Re: [css3-flexbox] New WD "CSS Flexible Box Layout"

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:15:52 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600907261415jecb245eg2e347343158f37f9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:27 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:

> The one thing that I noticed I've done with floats but can't reproduce
> with flexboxes is having two sets of boxes, one packed to the left and
> the other packed to the right.  I believe that XUL devs usually use a
> <spacer> with a higher box-ordinal to achieve this effect, right?

They usually use a spacer and manually order the content. box-ordinal is
almost never used by XUL developers. I suppose it might find more use on the
Web, where you have to deal with fallback in other browsers and a stronger
separation of style from content --- but I think the value of box-ordinal is
still an open question at this point.

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