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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-transitions] Transition to height (or width) "auto" (#626)

From: Eoghan Murray via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 11:23:21 +0000
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> you'll be better off re-thinking the animation in terms of transform / opacity animations. It's a lot more work but the result will be better.
No, this completely misses the point.  The reason people want to transition the height is that they want to reclaim the layout space for other elements when the item is 'contracted'.  This is why the `max-height` hack is in place all over the web.  And transitions are really important when doing this sort of thing so that the website visitor can see the layout change taking place as otherwise they are in danger of 'losing their place' when a jarring immediate jump takes place.

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