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Re: [css3-sizing] fill-available in block direction and infinite size

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:23:48 -0700
Message-ID: <50199054.8050906@inkedblade.net>
To: Fran├žois REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 08/01/2012 12:37 PM, Fran├žois REMY wrote:
> Why does the specification state "or an infinite size" and "or infinity otherwise" then? To me, it seems like as soon as you
> refer to something that can possibly become infinite, you have to deal with infinity... or you need to explain that infinity
> can't possibly happen as an end result, and why. It's posible I'm just missing the trick...

The expectation is that an algorithm will say things like, "if the available size is infinite, do X".
The available size is not a possible size for a box, it's an input to the sizing algorithms.

~fantasai
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