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Re: [css3-flexbox] flex-basis initial value should be 0px

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 12:00:18 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBzGK29mNBJN-u_20Y8Gn6ZEQF5yhwcrsm_vuGCQmh-LA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Tony Chang <tony@chromium.org>
On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 23, 2012, at 1:48 AM, "Anton Prowse" <prowse@moonhenge.net> wrote:
>> But am I alone in thinking that toolbars etc are not going to be the most
>> common use of flexbox (by a long shot)?  Unless I'm missing some other
>> layout system that does it better, IMO flexbox will be predominantly used
>> to build horizontal navigation menus, with varying-sized text items.
> Isn't that use case already handled pretty well by 'display:table-cell'?

Not really.  Using display:table-cell is approximately equal to using
flexbox with "flex: 1 auto;".  If you want any other behavior, it's
more difficult.

Received on Saturday, 26 May 2012 19:01:08 UTC

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