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[css3-flexbox] auto margins

From: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:41:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CANMdWTuuTGuRc87FN+HAO2+6bA8etS6UAyzfTTY1WAqefjnqcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Currently the spec says to treat auto margins as a flex of 1. This seems to
me that it adds complexity without any benefit. Using margin: auto to center
fixed size blocks is a hack that we don't need to perpetuate to other layout
mechanisms that have a proper way to center elements. It simplifies both the
implementation and the use of flexbox if we treat auto margins as 0.

Received on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 23:42:27 UTC

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