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Re: [css3-flexbox] Trying out flex units again

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:51:58 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTin8r+-jXuP4ih6n3x3nNTpVzPGO1c+6UjTEHb39@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:23 AM, Rob Crowther <robertc@boogdesign.com> wrote:
> On 28/01/11 16:58, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> At this level, no.  No browser has implemented multiline flexboxes so
>> far, despite them being in the older draft for some time, so I'm
>> considering them relatively low-value here.
>
> I think from the point of view of web designers it would be a high value
> feature, currently they either don't bother, or they resort to JS hacks,
> eg.:
>
> http://css-tricks.com/equal-height-blocks-in-rows/
>
> Though your suggested extensions for table layout would achieve the same
> results, it seems to me that it's something flexboxes ought to be able to
> do.

I don't doubt that it has value, just that it's low-value relative to
the rest of the draft.  It definitely complicates the model
significantly, so I'd much rather push out a simpler model now that
addresses most problems, and then do multiline in Flexbox 2 (if it's
not already addressed in Tables 3 or 4).

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 3 February 2011 18:52:51 GMT

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