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RE: [css3-flexbox] Flowing table cells

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:00:36 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B738CAD75DE3C64FAF5F477519FEACA005EF0D@TK5EX14MBXC141.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
I was travelling and didn't have a chance to read and respond on flexbox issues yet... let me start with this one.

On #2 -- it seems useful if multi-line flexbox is used extensively. Most use cases would be covered by multiple flexboxes though...

If something like that is added, perhaps it should follow  page break naming -- 'box-break-before: none | always' 
(and most likely 'after' will be requested too)

-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tab Atkins Jr.
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:27 AM
To: www-style list
Subject: [css3-flexbox] Flowing table cells

2. Having a multiline flexbox start a new line at an arbitrary child, rather than just when it runs out of space.  This can be useful to, for instance, format a <dl> by having each definition group be on its own line.  I propose a new property (name in the air, as usual):
`box-line-break: normal | break`.  This is specified on children of a flexbox.  If the flexbox is multiline, the 'break' value means that the child box immediately begins a new line in the flexbox (column or row, as appropriate).  If the flexbox is single-line, the 'break'
value is treated the same as 'normal'.  If this property is specified on an element that is not a child of a flexbox, it must be ignored.


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