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Re: [css3-flexbox] multiline flex orthogonal

From: Tony Chang <tony@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:43:39 -0800
Message-ID: <CAL-=4P2QtqGOwf=4=TG0w1v+UEjKu2PuS3we-s2iWSPxUz-tkA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rossen Atanassov <Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Rossen Atanassov <
Rossen.Atanassov@microsoft.com> wrote:

> Reading through the current flexbox spec I see that we're treating the
> flex flow as orthogonal only based on the writing mode. This is fine for
> writing mode differences but I don't see why the same wouldn't apply to
> multiline flex that has a main axis orthogonal to its container?
> The test case below [1] show that exact problem and it seems like Webkit
> currently does something close to treating it as orthogonal but not quite.
> Opera and IE are currently in agreement with the spec but the behavior is
> not good.

It's a bug that WebKit doesn't treat the inner box as orthogonal.  We have
a FIXME in the code for it, we just haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.

> Can we add a clarification about this if we agree on that behavior?
> Thanks,
> Rossen
> [1] http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?saved=2022
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