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Re: [css-flexbox] "applies to" inconsistency

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 13:10:22 -0700
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20100511201022.GA11657@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2010-05-11 19:45 +0000, Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> This should be editorial. I see that some properties (e.g.
> 'box-flex') apply to "in-flow children of box elements". Others
> (e.g. 'box-ordinal-group') apply to "children of box elements".
> They should probably all apply to simply "children" as there isn't
> any flow in a box element.

Well, there's the question of what happens if a child of a flexbox
is floated or absolutely positioned.

My inclination would probably be that floating simply doesn't do
anything, but that we might want absolute positioning to work... in
which case the absolutely positioned children would be out-of-flow.


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