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Re: [css3-flexbox] Does "width" property on a flex-item affect its used value of "min-width:auto"?

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:38:07 -0700
Message-ID: <CANMdWTuadkETEZSWr=+MCf-TjxSDFny9=ONqpoF+TNYA83w6kA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
You're interpretation is correct. We just have a bug.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>wrote:

> Hi www-style,
>
> Suppose you have this simple flex-item in a horizontal flex container:
>   <div>abc</div>
> with no fancy style rules affecting it.
>
> So it has "min-width:auto" (the default), and that resolves to the
> min-content width -- in this case, the width of the text "abc".
>
> NOW -- suppose we set "width" on the div, e.g.:
>  <div style="width:1000px">abc</div>
>
> MY QUESTION: Does the "width" property there affect the used value of
> "min-width: auto" that we pass to the flex algorithm?
>
> My interpretation: I don't think it should -- to me, the min-content
> width is a function of the div's contents, and it necessarily doesn't
> depend on the div's "width" property. (Otherwise, it seems that "width:
> min-content" would be problematic to define).
>
> I'm asking because Webkit's current implementation[1] seems to disagree
> with me on this (they render the above flex-item as if it had
> "min-width: 1000px"), and I want to sanity-check my own understanding.
>
> (For reference, I filed https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97747 on
> this, but that may or may not be a valid bug depending on the outcome of
> this thread.)
>
> Thanks,
> ~Daniel
> [1] I tested Chrome dev channel, ver. "23.0.1271.6 dev", Linux x86_6
>
>
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