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Re: [flex-units] unit abbreviations and the flex()

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 18:48:00 -0700
Message-Id: <5F2AC05F-A7A1-4C22-8226-B715B0DA55B8@gmail.com>
To: Eli Morris-Heft <eli.morris.heft@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>

On May 28, 2010, at 6:18 PM, Eli Morris-Heft  
<eli.morris.heft@gmail.com> wrote:

> Anyone who has the hang of negative margins (...no offense, Brad  
> ^_^;;)

Yeah, yeah, rub it in. 8-p

I do use negative margins all the time, but I had paddings and borders  
on the brain too.

> should probably be able to handle the concept of the flex part of a  
> width being negative.

I certainly can, and completely agree. I'd just prefer something more  
elegant. Calc() is more elegant than TeX (IMO), but 'min-width' is  
more elegant than both, thus something like 'starting-width' or  
whatever might be good for when a width is just preferred. As an  
input. But it doesn't seem to help with flexible margin, though  
(unless we added 'min-margin', etc., and I don't think there's much  
appetite for that), so calc() still seems to be needed there at least.
Received on Saturday, 29 May 2010 01:48:41 UTC

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