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[css3-flexbox] what's the rendering of floated content *inside of a span*?

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:47:20 -0800
Message-ID: <4F208678.8070900@mozilla.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
One last float-handling question...

What's the expected behavior of content like this, with a floated 
element *inside* a to-be-wrapped run of inline stuff:
   <div style="display:flexbox">
     <span>I am a span<div style="float:left">floated div</div></span>
   </div>

My initial expectation is that the entire <span> gets wrapped in an 
anonymous block, and the floated div floats to the left of *that* block. 
  (like "item6.1" in the current Editor's Draft, but with the div 
floating to the left of its wrapper)

However, I could perhaps see the <div> first being taken out-of-flow 
(reparented to the flexbox, leaving a placeholder behind in the <span>) 
and being turned into its own flexbox item, or something wacky like 
that...  I'm not sure whether that or my initial expectation is more 
correct/sensible.

Thanks!
~Daniel
Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:47:46 GMT

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