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Re: Shrink to fit

From: Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:56:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4AD87B7B.8020803@open.ac.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org
I would be grateful if somebody could say what is happening to this. Some earlier replies did not appear to be as positive as the one below.

Neville

On 25/09/2009 22:04, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk> wrote:
>> This is my first post to this list so I hope you will excuse any minor
>> protocol infringements.
>>
>> For some while I have been concerned that CSS 2.1 'shrink-to-fit' cannot be
>> made to work as many would wish except on a few old browsers. An outer box
>> cannot be made to shrink around inner boxes except in the special case of
>> the inner boxes all being on one line. I have produced a web page on this
>> at: http://links.open.ac.uk/www/shrink-wrap/
> 
> Bert actually brought this up just a little bit ago:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Sep/0149.html
> 
> The details about how this interacts with text and flexible space
> aren't quite finalized, but the overall idea is definitely recognized
> as being useful and desirable.
> 
> ~TJ
> 
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