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Re: Width: the trouble of a fixed width div and a relative width

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:30:41 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAXc_HJC1ps1jWjPu2-1pJ8v0ryDRxAJGy4c_4uBm215Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rik Schaaf <coolcat_the_best@hotmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Rik Schaaf
<coolcat_the_best@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Flexbox? That's exactly what I need! Why didn't i find any documentation on such a thing yet? (probably because it's new and I didn't know the name for it).
>
> Calc() doesn't fully cover it, since you need to fill in the with of the left div element too. It shouldn't be neccesary and it isn't with flexbox from what I understand.
>
> Aren't there any add-ons I could send along with the page, so flexbox works in older browsers too?

Unfortunately, no.  New layout modes are always painful, because it's
very hard to "fake" them in older browsers. :/

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:31:30 GMT

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