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Re: [css3-flexbox] Changing abspos placeholders to atomic inlines

From: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 11:36:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4FB8BB1D.5020904@moonhenge.net>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On 18/05/2012 02:44, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Issue link: http://wiki.csswg.org/topics/css3-flexbox-abspos-flex-items
>
> Previously, the "placeholder" left behind by abspos items was defined
> to be a "0x0 anonymous inline".  Anton raised the issue that setting
> an inline to 0 height doesn't really do anything, and we may instead
> want to set its line-height to 0.  Instead, fantasai and I decided to
> just change them to atomic inlines.  This makes the 0 height actually
> matter.
>
> This has additional implications, though.  As an atomic inline, the
> placeholder now becomes a flex item, rather than being wrapped in a
> flex item.  This actually seems like slightly better behavior, as it
> means that it responds directly to flex-align.

I think that works, but I'm not seeing the connection to 'flex-align'; 
would you mind elaborating?

Cheers,
Anton
Received on Sunday, 20 May 2012 09:37:02 GMT

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