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Re: Shrink to fit

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:04:39 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909251404t46efbab8w80d7fece66e43ed9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
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
Received on Friday, 25 September 2009 21:05:35 GMT

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