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Shrink to fit

From: Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:30:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4ABB908D.8020104@open.ac.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org
This is my first post to this list so I hope you will excuse any minor protocol 

For some while I have been concerned that CSS 2.1 'shrink-to-fit' cannot be made 
to work as many would wish except on a few old browsers. An outer box cannot be 
made to shrink around inner boxes except in the special case of the inner boxes 
all being on one line. I have produced a web page on this at: 

I am not proposing changes which would affect existing designs but I am 
requesting an additional CSS 3 option which would invoke the performance 
explained on my page. I accept that this would add a small amount of complexity 
and, if imprudently implemented, may have speed implications but, nevertheless, 
I think this more intuitive method is sufficiently important to warrant this.

Initial indications are that although those responsible may discuss this 
proposal it is unlikely to get much further unless others join with me and 
support it.



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