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Re: [css-flexbox] "their sizes will be proportional" nit

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:44:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDG9zJxrom+dY=Y0r7jtd3PKfJwZG_nadwaO_OJm2_62g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> (Substitute width for height below if you want a different main dimension)
>
> Section 7.2 describes this shorthand:
>
> ---
> Œflex: <positive-number>¹
>     Equivalent to Œflex: <positive-number> 1 0px¹. Makes the flex item
> flexible and sets the flex basis to zero, resulting in an item that
> receives the specified proportion of the free space in the flex container.
> If all items in the flex container use this pattern, their sizes will be
> proportional to the specified flex factor.
> ---
>
>
> The last sentence is true only if the flex items do not have min-width or
> max-width set (and the next paragraph advises you to set min-width).
> Perhaps this is a bug, but it's consistent in both Blink and Gecko. If
> it's not a bug, then the sentence should be qualified or deleted.

You're correct, but that's also a non-normative statement intended to
give a general idea of the meaning of that pattern.

~TJ
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