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Re: [css3-flexbox] handling whitespace between items in a flexbox

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:22:43 -0700
Message-ID: <4F7F88D3.1030706@mozilla.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 04/06/2012 05:10 PM, Brad Kemper wrote:
> Wouldn't you want to also collapse away any whitespace before and after any untagged non-whitespace content?

I don't think so, no.

If the "white-space" propety has its normal value, then it doesn't
matter whether we collapse leading/trailing whitespace -- it's at the
beginning or end of a block (the anonymous flexbox item), and I think
the block will collapse it for us.

Note that the following two divs will render identically (with
white-space at its default value):
...which means we don't have to beautify our anonymous flexbox items to
make them look like the first div.

Now, if we've got "white-space: pre", then I'd say we explicitly do
_not_ want to collapse the leading/trailing white-space, since the
author presumably wanted it there.

So -- it's safest to just leave leading/trailing whitespace uncollapsed,

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