RE: [css3-flexbox] issue 10: absolute-positioned flexbox items

± -----Original Message-----
± From: Tab Atkins Jr. []
± Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 2:34 PM
± Whatever we do, we should be consistent with how display:table handles
± things.  I don't think this is an important enough issue to justify a
± confusing difference.
± (I don't care what that means; adjusting display:table is as valid as
± adjusting display:flexbox, if it can be done without compat problems.)

I don't think display:table (or anything in CSS2.1) will help make a decision here. I can't think of any example in CSS2.1 where it would be possible to tell if a positioned element leaves a zero-size placeholder (as long as it is considered "empty" for margin collapsing).

I have mixed feelings about absolute elements creating empty anonymous flex items. Until that, you could always delete any absolute element and be sure that it will not change any non-positioned layout. Breaking that without any important gain doesn't sound right...

Received on Monday, 18 July 2011 21:54:22 UTC