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[css3-flexbox] containing block for absolutely positioned children of a flexbox

From: Daniel Holbert <dholbert@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:05:29 -0800
Message-ID: <4F340AE9.1040104@mozilla.com>
To: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Just wanted to be sure I'm understanding correctly: flexboxes do *not* 
act as containing blocks for absolutely-positioned children, correct? 
Instead, the flexbox's closest ancestor that is a block will serve that 
purpose. (?)

e.,g. if I have
<div id="outer">
  <div style="display:flexbox">
    <div style="position:absolute; left: 10px">test</div>

...then my understanding is that the absolutely positioned element is 
positioned with respect to div#outer -- *not* with respect to the 
flexbox -- since div#outer is the containing block.  Is that right?

Received on Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:06:10 UTC

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