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Re: I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox]

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:44:42 -0700
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To: www-international@w3.org
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Internationalization Core Working
Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
> I18N-ISSUE-164: Flexbox specifcation unclear on determination of flex item's baseline. [CSS3-flexbox]
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/164
>
> Raised by: Norbert Lindenberg
> On product: CSS3-flexbox
>
> Sections 8.3 and 8.5 of the Flexbox specification use a flex item's baseline, but don't say how that baseline is determined. CSS 2.1 defines baselines for inline tables and inline blocks, the first as the baseline of the first row of the table, the second as the baseline of its last line box in the normal flow. The latter doesn't seem likely to result in the layout shown in figure 10 in section 8.3, which seems to align based on first lines. Some clarification would be welcome.
>
> Version reviewed: editor's draft, 9 July 2012
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/
>
> Koji pointed out that baseline was discussed on www-style@ recently:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Apr/0414.html

Ah, we finally looked into this deeply enough to understand the
issues.  We've hopefully fixed up the text now.

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-flexbox/#flex-baselines

Let us know if this solves the problem.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 12 July 2012 00:45:31 GMT

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