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Re: Fw: RE: [css-flexbox] Summary of planned changes to Flexbox Module

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 09:46:20 -0700
Message-ID: <u2ndd0fbad1005090946h78d3b67eg85ccad11be805f33@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Adam Del Vecchio <adam.delvecchio@go-techo.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 1:56 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> Those changes sound quite good to me.
>
> On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I feel pretty strongly that this sort of change is worth breaking the
>> current experimental implementations in Gecko and Webkit.
>
> To be honest, we probably want to rewrite our implementation anyway, or
> rather do a new implementation of the new spec alongside our legacy XUL box
> layout. However, it would be nice to at least be able to map existing
> flexbox functionality cleanly into the new model. It seems like that will be
> possible.

Yay, cool.  Very glad to hear that.


> Hmm, will your flexunits proposal allow authors to set an absolute preferred
> width and a flex width on the same element?

You can still set min/max-width.  Does that address your needs?  Using
flex units means changing from the additive flex model that Flexbox
currently describes to an absolute flex model.

~TJ
Received on Sunday, 9 May 2010 16:47:14 GMT

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