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Re: [css3-flexbox] "definite" sizes?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:56:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4F5E1CAF.6050706@mit.edu>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 3/12/12 10:49 AM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>> From: Boris Zbarsky [mailto:bzbarsky@MIT.EDU]
>> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:44 AM
>>
>> On 3/12/12 4:57 AM, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
>>> I put this in the spec. let me know if you have better ideas.
>>>
>>> "For the purposes of this algorithm, measurements are considered definite
>> if their precise value is known before the start of the algorithm. For
>> example, sizes in pixels or inches are always definite; 'auto' and percent
>> may or may not be definite, which depends on how these values were handled
>> before this algorithm is applied."
>>
>> I really don't think that's good enough for interop....  If fully expect
>> that different UAs trying to implement this sentence will end up with
>> different behavior.
>
> Suggestions for better language would be greatly appreciated.

I can't suggest language without understanding the goal of the text, and 
so far I don't understand the goal.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 12 March 2012 15:56:49 GMT

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