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Re: breaking overflow

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:05:45 -0800
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>, Niels Matthijs <niels.matthijs@internetarchitects.be>
Message-Id: <DD71ADE4-976A-4367-AEB2-24ACFD700ED3@gmail.com>
To: James Hopkins <james@idreamincode.co.uk>

On Jan 1, 2010, at 8:45 AM, James Hopkins wrote:

>> On Dec 31, 2009, at 9:50 AM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Specifically, one of the common uses for float-containment is to make
>>> a <ul> properly wrap around its floated <li> children in a horizontal
>>> nav menu.  This problem will be solved properly by Flexbox or its
>>> successor.
>> It's solved pretty easily by using 'display:inline-block' instead of floats.
> What happens if you require the UL to expand-to-fill it's parent?

UL { display:block; }
LI { display:inline-block }

What am I missing, aside from a way to suppress white space between LIs?

> When applying 'width:100%', 'box-sizing:border-box' takes care of any horizontal padding, but horizontal margins applied to the element would still be a problem,

Why is that?

> which is why I suggest a control that has no other behavioral characteristics (such as altering an element's computed width)

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