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RE: [css3-flexbox] visibility:collapse on flexbox items

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:36:14 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D51C9E849DDD0D4EA38C2E539856928412136741@TK5EX14MBXC213.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:11 PM
>
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Alex Mogilevsky 
> <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> > 2009 spec was specific about effect of visibility:collapse
> >  http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-flexbox-20090723/#displayorder 
> > (removing the items completely, as in tables). All current 
> > implementations do that, so the same text should probably appear in > the new spec.
>
> I'm not sure it's clear, actually.  Is the collapsed item taken into 
> account when dealing with "flex-pack:justify"?
>
> (I have no problem with adding similar text.)

It seems that if "visibility:collapse" is targeting the same kind of dynamic scenarios as in tables, it should behave exactly as "display:none" in flexbox (no extra spacing in justify). It doesn't seem super useful then - but it does make it easier to show/hide items without wiping their 'display' property (your favorite inner/outer display issue).

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