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Re: [css3-flexbox] flexbox questions

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 17:42:31 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTilcF-oa6eTVaJwO6noRAcBZX13UJyLzJ7oVykv9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com> wrote:
> While we are discussing Flexbox in general, I’d like to resolve some very
> specific issues. These are issues to be specified regardless of other
> potential changes in the module.
> ·         In reverse direction, what should “pack:start” do?

I think pack:start should pack towards whichever side the children
start in, and so box-direction:reverse would swap the "start"

> ·         How does max-height on items affect alignment and box height?

max-height *should* be honored, and have no special effect on any
other child or the flexbox as a whole.  Unfortunately box-align isn't
clear on exactly what length it increases to do its align:stretch.  If
it's increasing height directly, then max-height should take effect,
and we need to clarify how things are aligned when they can't be fully
stretched.  If it's increasing padding-bottom, then max-height won't
have any effect (unless you change box-sizing, and then we're in the
previous situation).  If it's doing something more magical, then
there's no way to tell - we just need to decide by fiat what the
correct behavior is.

>                 In Mozilla max-height on any items appears to affect all
> items. That looks like a bug to me.


> ·         Where is the baseline of an inline-box?
> Again, implementations differ. I am not sure I have a preference. Where
> should it be?

What's the baseline of an inline-table?  I suspect inline-box should
act similarly.

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