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Re: [css3-flexbox] chunk on line formation doesn't handle flexbox items that are wider than flexbox

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:23:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CANMdWTvTcmKWzpSQZ1FrkXHmhYH3MCcmxXhYuMtvwh=G8GH=8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Cc: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>wrote:

> On 04/17/2012 11:28 PM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> > sure, there must be at least one item in each line.
> >
> > How does this sound?
> >
> >       2.Collect as many consecutive flexbox items as possible, starting
> from
> >       the first item, <INS> then add items </INS> while keeping the sum
> of
> >       their margin-box main size smaller than the flexbox's available
> space.
> >       If a flexbox item is sized with a flexible length, then for the
> purpose
> >       of this step, clamp its size between its minimum and maximum main
> >       sizes. The items so collected form a single flexbox line.
>

This sounds like it actually affects the size of the flex item later in the
algorithm, which I think is not what you intended? I find Daniel's wording
below less ambiguous.


> This is better, yeah -- though perhaps the wording could be made
> slightly clearer.  In particular, the "while keeping their margin-box
> main size smaller than the flexbox's available space" chunk still sounds
> a bit confusing / impossible to satisfy in the large-first-item case.
> (I know the intention is for it not to apply in that case, but that's
> not immediately obvious.)
>
> Perhaps that first sentence could be replaced with something like this:
> (more verbose but perhaps more clear?)
>
>  2. Create an empty collection of flexbox items. Insert the first
>    available item. If this item's margin-box main-size isn't already
>    larger than the flexbox's available space, then insert as many
>    consecutive flexbox items as possible, keeping the sum of their
>    margin-box main sizes less than the flexbox's available space.
>
> I'd be happy with your suggested text, too, though. (or anything else
> that conveys the same idea)
>
> Thanks!
> ~Daniel
>
>
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