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Re: Shrink to fit

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:04:39 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909251404t46efbab8w80d7fece66e43ed9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Neville Hillyer <n.hillyer@open.ac.uk> wrote:
> This is my first post to this list so I hope you will excuse any minor
> protocol infringements.
> 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: http://links.open.ac.uk/www/shrink-wrap/

Bert actually brought this up just a little bit ago:

The details about how this interacts with text and flexible space
aren't quite finalized, but the overall idea is definitely recognized
as being useful and desirable.

Received on Friday, 25 September 2009 21:05:35 UTC

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